Vegetation Management Along Electric Utility Line Using GPS
Carl Livingood, President of GeoSpatial Innovations explains vegetation management along electric utility line using GPS. GeoSpatial Innovations provide field solutions for electric, natural gas and utilities. Before Carl goes out the to field, he's pulling the network locations of poles and electric wires from the GIS and making that available in the field.
Trees that grow near power lines can be dangerous and cause power outages. In fact, trees are involved in nearly 30 percent of all power outages. To prevent dangerous situations and avert outages, Consumers Energy trims and removes trees on a regular, rotating schedule. For more information, visit http://www.consumersenergy.com/forestry
If you need legal advice you don't ask your mechanic. If you need medical advice you don't ask your lawyer. If you are building a hydro electric facility you need engineers, you don't ask an accountant to design it. Why the when you need arboricultural advice would you ask anyone who has absolutely no education in arboriculture?
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.