Trimble introduces vegetation management solution
Trimble has announced a new solution that helps utilities better manage the risk posed by vegetation-related outages—Trimble® Vegetation Manager. The modular software provides an end-to-end solution for driving down utility vegetation management operating expenses and improving safety, regulatory compliance, performance and reliability of electric transmission and distribution infrastructure.
According to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the single largest cause of electric power outages occurs when trees grow or fall into overhead power lines. In addition, tree and power line conflicts have also caused significant wildland fires in both the US and Canada. As electric utility companies in North America actively work to mitigate these threats, their Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) programs represent one of their largest recurring maintenance expenses. Utilities and regulators agree that keeping trees and vegetation from conflicting with overhead conductors is a critical responsibility of all utility companies concerned about electric service reliability and fire mitigation.
Encompassing the entire vegetation management work lifecycle, Trimble Vegetation Manager provides a comprehensive toolkit for electric transmission and distribution utilities.