Vegetation Management http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7393/more en Blue Ridge Electric Cuts SAIDI in Half http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half <div class="field-byline"> Lee Layton, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A cooperative’s journey to improve reliability involves strategic planning and tactical deployment at many levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half#comments Distribution Reliability & Safety Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:50:00 +0000 71871 at http://tdworld.com <p>A Blue Ridge Electric system operator monitors an outage map.</p> Bamboo invades Pennsylvania http://tdworld.com/bamboo-invades-pennsylvania <div class="node-body link-body"><p>How to control the growth and spread of bamboo in Pennsylvania</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://tdworld.com/site-files/tdworld.com/files/bamboogoose.JPG?1436892112" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/bamboo-invades-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Goose the Moose Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:40:00 +0000 71031 at http://tdworld.com Vegetation Management Calculator Estimates over $1 Billion in Savings for Utilities http://tdworld.com/news/vegetation-management-calculator-estimates-over-1-billion-savings-utilities <div class="node-body article-body">GeoDigital has partnered with The McDonnell Group to launch an online calculator that provides an estimate of the potential financial benefit of moving from human-based to digital-based patrol for vegetation inspection. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/vegetation-management-calculator-estimates-over-1-billion-savings-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/vegetation-management-calculator-estimates-over-1-billion-savings-utilities#comments News Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:10:00 +0000 71021 at http://tdworld.com Mon Power Uses Aerial Saw for Tree Trimming Program http://tdworld.com/news/mon-power-uses-aerial-saw-tree-trimming-program <div class="node-body article-body">Mon Power is using helicopters equipped with aerial saws to trim trees and maintain clearances along hard-to-access transmission and distribution corridors throughout its service area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/mon-power-uses-aerial-saw-tree-trimming-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/mon-power-uses-aerial-saw-tree-trimming-program#comments News Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:48:00 +0000 71011 at http://tdworld.com A close-up of the aerial saw on the ground, with rotary blades and box housing the motor. The 2% Objection http://tdworld.com/insights/2-objection <div class="node-body article-body">One of the first tasks assigned to me when I joined TransAlta Utilities in 1985 was to develop a process for alternatives to repetitive tree pruning that was based on financial justifications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/2-objection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/2-objection#comments Insights Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:28:00 +0000 71001 at http://tdworld.com c8501089/iStock/Thinkstock Ergon Energy and SaskPower Awarded EEI’s 2015 International Edison Award http://tdworld.com/news/ergon-energy-and-saskpower-awarded-eei-s-2015-international-edison-award <div class="node-body article-body">Ergon Energy Corporation, Ltd. of Australia and Saskatchewan Power Corporation of Canada have both received the Edison Electric Institute’s 2015 International Edison Award, the electric power industry’s most prestigious honor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/ergon-energy-and-saskpower-awarded-eei-s-2015-international-edison-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/ergon-energy-and-saskpower-awarded-eei-s-2015-international-edison-award#comments News Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:27:00 +0000 70391 at http://tdworld.com No, You Cannot Have It All: The Beleaguered United Illuminating Co. http://tdworld.com/insights/no-you-cannot-have-it-all-beleaguered-united-illuminating-co <div class="node-body article-body">Fanciful thinking seems to play a large part in the public’s approach to utility vegetation management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/insights/no-you-cannot-have-it-all-beleaguered-united-illuminating-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/insights/no-you-cannot-have-it-all-beleaguered-united-illuminating-co#comments Insights Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:31:00 +0000 69311 at http://tdworld.com theJIPEN/iStock/Thinkstock PPL Electric Partners with GeoDigital to Better Manage Vegetation http://tdworld.com/news/ppl-electric-partners-geodigital-better-manage-vegetation <div class="node-body article-body">GeoDigital has announced its transmission industry vegetation solution has been selected by PPL Electric Utilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/ppl-electric-partners-geodigital-better-manage-vegetation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/ppl-electric-partners-geodigital-better-manage-vegetation#comments News Fri, 05 Jun 2015 20:14:00 +0000 69301 at http://tdworld.com FirstEnergy Receives Tree Care Award from National Arbor Day Foundation http://tdworld.com/news/firstenergy-receives-tree-care-award-national-arbor-day-foundation <div class="node-body article-body">FirstEnergy Corp. and its 10 utility companies have been recognized as a Tree Line USA utility for the 17th straight year by the National Arbor Day Foundation</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/firstenergy-receives-tree-care-award-national-arbor-day-foundation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/firstenergy-receives-tree-care-award-national-arbor-day-foundation#comments News Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:56:00 +0000 69291 at http://tdworld.com <p>West Penn Power forester Chip Brown examines deteriorating bark on an ash tree damaged by the emerald ash borer. Stricken trees die in a matter of months and rot rapidly, posing a hazard to nearby power lines.</p> PECO Invests $670,000 in Tree Trimming http://tdworld.com/news/peco-invests-670000-tree-trimming <div class="node-body article-body">PECO is investing $670,000 in vegetation management along 263 miles of aerial electric lines to improve electric service for more than 96,000 customers in southeastern Montgomery and northeastern Philadelphia counties.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/peco-invests-670000-tree-trimming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/peco-invests-670000-tree-trimming#comments News Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:30:00 +0000 69281 at http://tdworld.com