Utility Vegetation Management in the 21st Century: 3D Virtualization Reduces Risks, Maintenance Costs
Under today’s traditional approach, most utility vegetation management programs follow a similar cycle: planning, scoping, treatment, and auditing. This cycle is typically repeated on a consistent, time-based schedule that is applied uniformly. Though methodical, the traditional approach does a poor job of balancing efficiency and risk.
Utilities are now implementing more effective ways to assess risk and prioritize their treatment cycles instead of relying on a time-based approach. This new approach is risk-informed and condition-based. Safety, reliability, and cost risks become integral criteria for treatment decisions and treatment is planned based on these criteria and program goals.
Download this white paper to learn what technologies are enabling a risk-informed, condition-based approach and how it benefits utility vegetation management.