Tools & Technology en UVM and UAVs: A New Way Forward <div class="field-byline"> Dan Staley, Analemma Resources, LLC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">UAVs have the potential to be a disruptive technology in the vegetation management industry. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulations & Standards Tools & Technology Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:29:00 +0000 85361 at LIDAR Toolkit Improves Vegetation Management <div class="node-body article-body">Integrated Informatics Inc. has delivered a new set of tools to enable electric utilities using LIDAR, imagery, and GIS technologies to better support vegetation management and decision-making processes. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools & Technology Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:08:00 +0000 83301 at 3D Virtual Decision-Making Platform for Transmission And Distribution Utilities <div class="node-body article-body">GeoDigital International Inc. has introduced GeoDigital Insight, which enables utilities to remotely monitor and optimize their vast networks of transmission and distribution lines. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools & Technology Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:21:00 +0000 81991 at Transalta Utilities Reporting System—A 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools & Technology Vegetation Management Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 72511 at 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools & Technology Wed, 03 Jun 2015 04:24:00 +0000 69051 at <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 <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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools & Technology Thu, 28 May 2015 18:24:00 +0000 68781 at Clearing the Way for 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools & Technology Gallery Vegetation Management Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:00:00 +0000 64291 at 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools & Technology Thu, 01 May 2014 21:48:00 +0000 47831 at <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 <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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Field Applications Tools & Technology Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:41:00 +0000 35201 at UAA Best Management Practices for Closed Chain of Custody for 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> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tools & Technology Silver Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:53:00 +0000 28251 at <p> UAA Best Management Practices for Closed Chain of Custody for Herbicide Use</p>