American Transmission Co.: Managing the growth of trees and other vegetation around transmission lines is key to helping ensure public safety and electric system reliability. In some areas, difficult terrain and wetlands around the transmission line corridor make it very difficult to access with ground crews.
My system is on an 18 month trim cycle, trimming 4-6 feet of clearance on all primary conductors. We were directed by our City Commissioners to use a TGR, which we have been doing. My question is this. How do we get the maximum regulation from the product when it takes 18 months or so for the TGR to actually begin working and we trim the trees every 18 months.
XcelEnergyVideo wrote: A comprehensive description of Xcel Energy's innovative use of LiDAR, which provides multi-layered data that enables Xcel Energy to actively and efficiently mitigate threats created by the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic. Written by Jim Downie, this narrated PowerPoint shows the many ways this emerging technology is used for vegetation management around and near our transmission facilities located in forested areas.
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