Reliability & Safety http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7400/more en A Business Case for UVM http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/business-case-uvm <div class="field-byline"> John Goodfellow, BioCompliance Consulting Inc., and Arkan Kayihan, Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities allocate resources to balance cost and reliability based on selected business models. </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/vegetation-management/business-case-uvm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/business-case-uvm#comments Reliability & Safety Vegetation Management Silver Mon, 26 May 2014 16:48:00 +0000 49401 at http://tdworld.com PG&E Focuses on Public Safety & Prevention of Tree-Caused Power Outages and Fires http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/pge-focuses-public-safety-prevention-tree-caused-power-outages-and-fires <div class="field-byline"> By Eric Woodyard, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PG&E is focusing on public safety with regard to vegetation-related outages and potential associated fires. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/pge-focuses-public-safety-prevention-tree-caused-power-outages-and-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/pge-focuses-public-safety-prevention-tree-caused-power-outages-and-fires#comments Reliability & Safety Silver Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:01:00 +0000 28531 at http://tdworld.com <p> Targeted tree removal coupled with the pruning of overhanging limbs.</p> Chris Schroeder, PG&E. Ahead of the Storm: CL&P’s Vegetation Management Plan http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/ahead-storm-clp-s-vegetation-management-plan <div class="field-byline"> By Dave Goodson, Connecticut Light &amp; Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CL&P’s ambitious vegetation management plan pays off in stormy weather.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/ahead-storm-clp-s-vegetation-management-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/ahead-storm-clp-s-vegetation-management-plan#comments Reliability & Safety Silver Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:14:00 +0000 28461 at http://tdworld.com <p> Ahead of the Storm: CL&amp;P&rsquo;s Vegetation Management Plan, post Hurricane Sandy</p> A Wise Investment: National Grid Develops Hazard-Tree Risk Reduction Strategy http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/wise-investment-national-grid-develops-hazard-tree-risk-reduction-strategy <div class="field-byline"> Craig M. Allen, National Grid, USA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National Grid strategically targets hazard-tree work to produce the biggest reliability bang for the buck.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/wise-investment-national-grid-develops-hazard-tree-risk-reduction-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/wise-investment-national-grid-develops-hazard-tree-risk-reduction-strategy#comments Reliability & Safety Silver Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:10:00 +0000 28451 at http://tdworld.com <p> A Wise Investment: National Grid Develops Hazard-Tree Risk Reduction Strategy. Partitioning of a Simple Circuit</p> Tree Care: Key to Storm Recovery http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/tree-care-key-storm-recovery <div class="field-byline"> Randy Gordon, Arbor Day Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the wake of a disaster like Hurricane Sandy, the first priority is to protect life, safety and property. But once the emergency response has ended,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/tree-care-key-storm-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/tree-care-key-storm-recovery#comments Reliability & Safety Vegetation Management Arbor customers day Energy-Saving foundation storm tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/reliability-safety Tree trees Urban USA utilities Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 22745 at http://tdworld.com Safety Comes First in UVM Industry http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/safety-comes-first-uvm-industry <div class="field-byline"> Anne Beard, Utility Arborist Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety in the utility vegetation management (UVM) field is of paramount importance to both tree workers and to the utility companies that hire them. The</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/safety-comes-first-uvm-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-amp-safety/safety-comes-first-uvm-industry#comments Reliability & Safety Vegetation Management Tue, 01 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 5655 at http://tdworld.com Tree Failures in Brazil http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/tree-failures-brazil <div class="field-byline"> Carlos Alberto de Sousa, Ruibran dos Reis, and Luciano Sathler dos Reis; Online Seminars for Municipal Arborists </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The CEMIG (a Brazilian power company) created "Special Program for Integrated Management of Trees and Networks" - PREMIAR, in 2009 for the purpose of developing studies that would allow the power company to reduce the amount of lost electrical power occurrences in Belo Horizonte, the state capital of Minas Gerais.Read more...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/tree-failures-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/tree-failures-brazil#comments Reliability & Safety Vegetation Management Brazil tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/reliability-safety vegetation management Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:02:00 +0000 9427 at http://tdworld.com Tree-Related Electric Outages Due To Wind Loading http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/tree-related-electric-outages-due-wind-loading <div class="field-byline"> July 2011, Arboriculture &amp; Urban Forestry, Siegfried Guggenmoos </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the aftermath of a wind storm that interrupted service on more than 40% of Puget Sound Energy’s transmission system, the regulator ordered an investigation to evaluate options for hardening the electric system. Read more...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/tree-related-electric-outages-due-wind-loading" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/tree-related-electric-outages-due-wind-loading#comments Reliability & Safety Vegetation Management electric tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/reliability-safety tree-related outage wind loading Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:56:00 +0000 19619 at http://tdworld.com CL&P Prepares for the Next Big One http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/clp-prepares-next-big-one <div class="field-byline"> David A. Goodson, Connecticut Light &amp; Power </div> <div class="field-deck"> After two major storms ravaged its service area, the utility increased its tree-trimming budget almost 100% and ramped up emergency planning efforts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) has embarked on an ambitious campaign to provide more reliable service and minimize the impacts of major storms to people,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/clp-prepares-next-big-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/clp-prepares-next-big-one#comments Reliability & Safety Overhead Distribution Smart Energy Consumer Vegetation Management Silver Fri, 01 Jun 2012 16:00:00 +0000 12645 at http://tdworld.com Investigation into Storm Hardening the Electric Transmission System for Puget Sound Energy http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/investigation-storm-hardening-electric-transmission-system-puget-sound-energy <div class="field-byline"> Sig Guggenmoos, March 2009 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Puget Sound Energy (PSE) service area experienced winds ranging from gale force to the equivalent of a category two hurricane over December 14-15, 2006. With soils saturated from previous heavy rains, tens of thousands of trees uprooted, falling onto power lines and substations. More than 40% of PSE’s transmission lines were knocked out of service...Read more...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/investigation-storm-hardening-electric-transmission-system-puget-sound-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/investigation-storm-hardening-electric-transmission-system-puget-sound-energy#comments Reliability & Safety Vegetation Management Puget Sound Energy storm hardening tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement tdworld.com/vegetationmanagement/reliability-safety Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:15:00 +0000 12814 at http://tdworld.com