Regulations & Standards http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7399/more en Higher Expectations Drive UVM Mandates http://tdworld.com/regulations-standards/higher-expectations-drive-uvm-mandates <div class="field-byline"> William Porter, CN Utility Consulting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In response to extreme weather events, states are developing new rules to address levels of risk to and potential impact on system operations. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/regulations-standards/higher-expectations-drive-uvm-mandates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/regulations-standards/higher-expectations-drive-uvm-mandates#comments Regulations & Standards Mon, 26 May 2014 16:58:00 +0000 49411 at http://tdworld.com <p>Connecticut Light &amp; Power crews remove a tree resting on distribution lines following a storm in Greenwich, Connecticut.</p> UVM mandates Environmental Stewardship http://tdworld.com/regulations-standards/environmental-stewardship <div class="field-byline"> Josiane Bonneau, Wildlife Habitat Council, and Alexander C. Brown, PECO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Through the Right-of-Way Steward Accreditation, utilities are raising the standards of integrated vegetation management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/regulations-standards/environmental-stewardship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/regulations-standards/environmental-stewardship#comments Regulations & Standards Silver Mon, 26 May 2014 16:25:00 +0000 49391 at http://tdworld.com Utility Arborist Association President's Letter http://tdworld.com/regulations-amp-standards/utility-arborist-association-presidents-letter <div class="field-byline"> Anne Beard, President of the Utility Arborist Association </div> <div class="field-deck"> From the desk of the president: Let’s Be Proactive </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some people say vegetation management on utility rights-of-way is like purchasing an insurance policy. That’s an interesting statement worth exploring in greater detail.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/regulations-amp-standards/utility-arborist-association-presidents-letter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/regulations-amp-standards/utility-arborist-association-presidents-letter#comments Programs Regulations & Standards Silver Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:22:00 +0000 28081 at http://tdworld.com <p> Utility Arborist Association President&#39;s Letter</p> Contract for Success http://tdworld.com/regulations-amp-standards/contract-success <div class="field-byline"> Lee Atkins, Progressive Solutions, LLC </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Well-written IVM specifications ensure cost-effective results.</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Herbicides, when implemented as part of a comprehensive integrated vegetation management (IVM) program, have been proven to greatly reduce the cost and</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/regulations-amp-standards/contract-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/regulations-amp-standards/contract-success#comments Regulations & Standards Vegetation Management contract contractor Control electric Game herbicide IVM Lands Mississippi performance ROW tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/regulations-standards University vegetation Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 12810 at http://tdworld.com Regulating Utility Vegetation Management Activities http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/regulating-utility-vegetation-management-activities <div class="field-byline"> June 1, 2012, By Stephen R. Cieslewicz, CN Utility Consulting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thought-provoking questions and commentary based on CN Utility Consulting’s research results thus far as well as its prediction of the trend toward more UVM regulations. Read more...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/regulating-utility-vegetation-management-activities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/regulating-utility-vegetation-management-activities#comments Regulations & Standards Vegetation Management cn utility consulting regulation tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/regulations-standards uvm vegetation management Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:13:00 +0000 4257 at http://tdworld.com ANSI Standard Helps Utilities Manage Risk http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/ansi-standard-helps-utilities-manage-risk <div class="field-byline"> Geoff Kempter, Asplundh </div> <div class="field-deck"> The ANSI A300 (Part 9) Tree Risk Assessment standard calls for utilities to prioritize line segments based on importance and then perform risk assessment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tree failures are a significant cause of electric service interruptions, therefore, utilities dedicate significant resources for vegetation management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/ansi-standard-helps-utilities-manage-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/ansi-standard-helps-utilities-manage-risk#comments Regulations & Standards Vegetation Management Silver Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 19257 at http://tdworld.com Focused Management Audit of The Hazard Service Area of American Electric Power/Kentucky for the Kentucky PSC http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/focused-management-audit-hazard-service-area-american-electric-powerkentucky-k <div class="field-byline"> March 24, 2003 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Since 1996, the Commission staff has closely monitored AEP/Kentucky’s system and the level of consumer complaints, with particular attention paid to the Hazard Service Area (HSA).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/focused-management-audit-hazard-service-area-american-electric-powerkentucky-k" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/focused-management-audit-hazard-service-area-american-electric-powerkentucky-k#comments Regulations & Standards Vegetation Management AEP audit Kentucky tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/regulations-standards VM Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:07:00 +0000 9277 at http://tdworld.com NERC Board Approves Vegetation Management Standard; Focuses on Four Pillars of Success http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/nerc-board-approves-vegetation-management-standard-focuses-four-pillars-succes <div class="node-body article-body">The NERC board has approved the Project 2007-07 Vegetation Management (FAC-003-2), which is a results-based, foundational standard that provides a defense in-depth approach to vegetation inspections and minimum clearance distances.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/nerc-board-approves-vegetation-management-standard-focuses-four-pillars-succes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/nerc-board-approves-vegetation-management-standard-focuses-four-pillars-succes#comments Regulations & Standards Vegetation Management nerc tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/regulations-standards vegetation standard Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:02:00 +0000 3870 at http://tdworld.com State Regulations Ensure Reliability http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/state-regulations-ensure-reliability <div class="field-byline"> Todd Jones, ACRT Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Rules vary depending on type of vegetation, reliability standards and environmental factors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It often takes a major adverse event to enact change. For the utility vegetation management (UVM) industry, our came in the form of the Northeast Blackout</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/state-regulations-ensure-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/state-regulations-ensure-reliability#comments Regulations & Standards Archive Vegetation Management Silver Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:00:00 +0000 11078 at http://tdworld.com 2008 Electric Reliability Performance Report http://tdworld.com/regulations-amp-standards/2008-electric-reliability-performance-report <div class="field-byline"> STATE OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE, Electric Distribution Systems Office of Electric, Gas, and Water, June 2009 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This report presents Department of Public Service Staff’s (Staff) assessment of electric reliability performance in New York State. Read more...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/regulations-amp-standards/2008-electric-reliability-performance-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/regulations-amp-standards/2008-electric-reliability-performance-report#comments Regulations & Standards Vegetation Management tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/regulations-standards Mon, 06 Dec 2010 16:26:00 +0000 14416 at http://tdworld.com