Reliability & Safety en Building a Culture of Safety Starts with ‘Why’ <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Myers, CTSP </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Proper tree care comes with many safety precautions, but it’s a reality that sometimes those best practices are forgotten.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reliability & Safety Safety and Training Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:20:00 +0000 100531 at cwarham/iStock/Thinkstock The Measure of UVM <div class="field-byline"> By William Porter, CN Utility Consulting </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Overemphasis on IEEE reliability metrics diminishes public safety and fire protection efforts. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reliability & Safety Overhead Transmission Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:18:00 +0000 88651 at <p>An example of a reliability, safety, fire and environmental quality problem.</p> In Everyone’s Best Interest <div class="field-byline"> Randall Miller, PacifiCorp </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety, reliability and education are all key elements to an efficient and effective vegetation management program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reliability & Safety Mon, 16 May 2016 21:22:00 +0000 88561 at BPA Creates Proactive Plan for Wildfires <div class="field-byline"> Doug Hunter, Bonneville Power Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Northwest agency shares lessons learned from past storms and how they led to the creation of a response program. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electric Utility Operations Reliability & Safety Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:59:00 +0000 80141 at <p>A fast-moving wildfire knocked out BPA&rsquo;s Hot Springs&ndash;Rattlesnake 230-kV line in northwestern Montana on Aug. 14, 2015. Photos by Mike Stolfus/BPA.</p> Blue Ridge Electric Cuts SAIDI in 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Distribution Reliability & Safety Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:50:00 +0000 71871 at <p>A Blue Ridge Electric system operator monitors an outage map.</p> New Knowledge for a Changing Industry <div class="field-byline"> David Fleischner, Utility Arborist Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Each year, the UAA partners with T&D World to create a utility vegetation management supplement to share ideas and information that can enhance the vegetation management programs that promote public safety, reliability, sustainability, strong customer service and cost-effectiveness.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reliability & Safety Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:43:00 +0000 68951 at Responsible IVM Protects Native Communities <div class="field-byline"> By Celestine Duncan, Weed Management Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Plant and animal communities respond well to integrated vegetation management practices on utility rights-of-way.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reliability & Safety Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:41:00 +0000 63791 at Trimming the Cost of Tree Trimming <div class="field-byline"> Diane Rodgers, San Diego Gas &amp; Electric, and Chris Erpelding, POWER Engineers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">San Diego Gas & Electric deploys a GIS-based mobile vegetation management system to minimize outages and maximize customer satisfaction.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reliability & Safety Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:50:00 +0000 60961 at A Business Case for 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reliability & Safety Vegetation Management Silver Mon, 26 May 2014 16:48:00 +0000 49401 at PG&E Focuses on Public Safety & Prevention of 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Reliability & Safety Silver Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:01:00 +0000 28531 at <p> Targeted tree removal coupled with the pruning of overhanging limbs.</p> Chris Schroeder, PG&E.