Tools & Technology http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7402/more en Transalta Utilities Reporting System—A Management Tool http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/transalta-utilities-reporting-system-management-tool <div class="node-body article-body">A reporting system that provides budget status, unit costs and productivity measures can be an invaluable tool for utility managers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/transalta-utilities-reporting-system-management-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/transalta-utilities-reporting-system-management-tool#comments Tools & Technology Vegetation Management Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 72511 at http://tdworld.com High-Tech Innovation http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/high-tech-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">Big data, LiDAR and drones all figure to be major tech topics in utility vegetation management for years to come.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/high-tech-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/high-tech-innovation#comments Tools & Technology Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:24:00 +0000 69051 at http://tdworld.com <p>The dashboard of Arborcision shows a peer review dial (left) based on budget, workload and overall peer comparison of similar utilities, and the optimal cycle model (right) demonstrating the ideal cycle length based on the data collected in the field.</p> Mobile Data Rules the Road http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/mobile-data-rules-road <div class="field-byline"> Peter Fox, NB Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">NB Power reviews 10 years of the benefits of implementing mobile distribution software.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/mobile-data-rules-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/mobile-data-rules-road#comments Tools & Technology Thu, 28 May 2015 18:24:00 +0000 68781 at http://tdworld.com Clearing the Way for 135 Years http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/clearing-way-135-years <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Davey Tree Expert Co. helps keep the lights on by providing utilities with safe and efficient line clearance services. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/clearing-way-135-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/clearing-way-135-years#comments Tools & Technology Gallery Vegetation Management Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 64291 at http://tdworld.com Effective UVM Through Application Software http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/effective-uvm-through-application-software <div class="field-byline"> Wil Ortiz, Union Power Cooperative </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Union Power sorts out the ever-changing utility vegetation management puzzle by using new software to refine cost analysis, decision-making and target establishment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/effective-uvm-through-application-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-technology/effective-uvm-through-application-software#comments Tools & Technology Thu, 01 May 2014 21:48:00 +0000 47831 at http://tdworld.com <p>Arborcision measures a complex adaptive system that acknowledges that managing a UVM program is not the same as managing a forest. Socio-economic data, weather, geography and system legacy are essential to understanding the underlying dynamics and finding the correct solution required by complex adaptive systems.</p> Compact Trimmer Speeds Work on Right-of-Way http://tdworld.com/field-applications/compact-trimmer-speeds-work-right-way <div class="field-byline"> By Doug Lehmann, Westar Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Westar Energy, like many other electric utilities, is always looking for ways to get through more miles at a lower cost when it comes to vegetation management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/field-applications/compact-trimmer-speeds-work-right-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/field-applications/compact-trimmer-speeds-work-right-way#comments Field Applications Tools & Technology Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:41:00 +0000 35201 at http://tdworld.com UAA Best Management Practices for Closed Chain of Custody for Herbicide Use http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/uaa-best-management-practices-closed-chain-custody-herbicide-use <div class="field-byline"> By John W. Goodfellow, BioCompliance Consulting Inc., and Arkan Kayihan, Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The utility vegetation management industry uses herbicides extensively to maintain vegetation on electrical utility rights-of-way. Herbicide use helps to keep rights-of-way (ROW) free from tall-growing tree species that might otherwise pose a risk to power system reliability. Maintaining ROW vegetation also helps to ensure access for inspections, maintenance and emergency repairs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/uaa-best-management-practices-closed-chain-custody-herbicide-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/uaa-best-management-practices-closed-chain-custody-herbicide-use#comments Tools & Technology Silver Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:53:00 +0000 28251 at http://tdworld.com <p> UAA Best Management Practices for Closed Chain of Custody for Herbicide Use</p> Sustainability Requires Forward Thinking: Leveraging GIS Technology http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/sustainability-requires-forward-thinking-leveraging-gis-technology <div class="field-byline"> By Robert Young, Nova Scotia Power Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities leverage GIS technology for an integrated and predictive approach to vegetation management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/sustainability-requires-forward-thinking-leveraging-gis-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/sustainability-requires-forward-thinking-leveraging-gis-technology#comments Tools & Technology Silver Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:43:00 +0000 28091 at http://tdworld.com <p> Sustainability Requires Forward Thinking: Leveraging GIS Technology</p> Developing Risk Assessment Standards and Specifications for a Distribution System http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/developing-risk-assessment-standards-and-specifications-distribution-system <div class="field-byline"> By Jerry Bond, Sara Sankowich, Christopher J. Luley </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article examines one way that recent and authoritative tree risk assessment standards and best management practices can be systematically incorporated into utility arboriculture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/developing-risk-assessment-standards-and-specifications-distribution-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/developing-risk-assessment-standards-and-specifications-distribution-system#comments Tools & Technology Tue, 14 May 2013 15:11:00 +0000 26081 at http://tdworld.com Unitil Limb Re-Growth Survey http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/limb-re-growth-survey <div class="field-byline"> Gueth Braddock, January 2004 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">During the last several months of 2003 and early 2004, DEMCO personnel conducted a survey of the entire DEMCO service territory for the purpose of determining the rate of re-growth of limbs which were trimmed previously in the vicinity of power lines.Read more...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/limb-re-growth-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/tools-amp-technology/limb-re-growth-survey#comments Tools & Technology Vegetation Management Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:55:00 +0000 4553 at http://tdworld.com