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Reliability Vs. Vegetation

Florida Power & Light takes steps to keep lights on Managing vegetation (that is, trees, bushes and other neighboring plants) around power lines is a...

Arborist Reflects on 2013 Ice Storm

Utility arborists step forward to lend a helping hand BY VESNA PLAZACIC, Ontario College of Trades It was nasty, brutish and—unfortunately—the very opposite of short. Ontario’s...

Animal Mitigation for Electric Utilities

Prevent animal- and bird-caused outages to improve reliability BY MARTY NILES, Cantega Technologies Utilities in North America are under enormous pressure from regulators, customers, and investors...

Vegetation Management Best Practices

Reduce common risks and maintain system reliability BY SARA SANKOWICH, Unitil Corporation Most North American electric utilities understand that vegetation management is a key factor in...

Implementing Advanced Vegetation Management Strategies

Improve grid reliability today. BY SARA SANKOWICH, Unitil In 2011, the New England region faced two significant weather events: Hurricane Irene and an unseasonably early October...

The Vegetation Management Program

How to mitigate risk and ensure reliability BY SARA SANKOWICH, Unitil For most North American electric utilities, vegetation management (VM) is a critical part of system...