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
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.