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
The distribution companies of electricity from the north carry out a plan for systematic management of tree planting in partnership with the municipalities?
CASALBERTO commented on September 11, 2011
In our project in partnership with the municipality has already removed 3,000 trees at the bottom of the network and carry out the planting of more suitable sites in 3000. This work is a partnership between Cemig and the Municipality of Belo Horizonte in Brazil.