Reliability & Safety http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7400/more en The Measure of UVM http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/measure-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="http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/measure-uvm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/measure-uvm#comments Reliability & Safety Overhead Transmission Silver Mon, 16 May 2016 22:18:00 +0000 88651 at http://tdworld.com <p>An example of a reliability, safety, fire and environmental quality problem.</p> In Everyone’s Best Interest http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/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="http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/everyone-s-best-interest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/everyone-s-best-interest#comments Reliability & Safety Mon, 16 May 2016 21:22:00 +0000 88561 at http://tdworld.com BPA Creates Proactive Plan for Wildfires http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/bpa-creates-proactive-plan-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="http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/bpa-creates-proactive-plan-wildfires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/bpa-creates-proactive-plan-wildfires#comments Features Reliability & Safety Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:59:00 +0000 80141 at http://tdworld.com <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 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> <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> New Knowledge for a Changing Industry http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/new-knowledge-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="http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/new-knowledge-changing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/new-knowledge-changing-industry#comments Reliability & Safety Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:43:00 +0000 68951 at http://tdworld.com Responsible IVM Protects Native Communities http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/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="http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/responsible-ivm-protects-native-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/responsible-ivm-protects-native-communities#comments Reliability & Safety Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:41:00 +0000 63791 at http://tdworld.com Trimming the Cost of Tree Trimming http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/trimming-cost-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="http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/trimming-cost-tree-trimming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/reliability-safety/trimming-cost-tree-trimming#comments Reliability & Safety Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:50:00 +0000 60961 at http://tdworld.com 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> <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> <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> <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>