VMTF Definition Sheet

Overview
VM

The effective management of vegetation on transmission and distribution corridors is essential to the reliable supply of electricity and to ensure public and worker safety. Vegetation programs must also comply with new and emerging regulations, meet public and landowner expectations and consider environmental issues. Managing vegetation can range from pruning or removing individual trees to encouraging the establishment of low growing compatible plant communities on a right-of-way.  Furthermore, it involves responding to public, First Nations, Government and landowner requests and concerns, while still achieving control that will comply with NERC and other regulations in a cost effective manner.  These are a few of the aspects needed to develop a comprehensive and effective vegetation management program.

The Vegetation Management Program focuses on many of the areas noted above with an emphasis on asset management and program planning, as opposed to specific work specifications required for fieldwork.  It is believed that these areas are adequately addressed through other organizations such as utility arborist associations. It is anticipated that this list will develop and evolve over time.

Topics & Issues

  • Environmental Issues
  • Regulatory Requirements and Compliance Frameworks
  • Public & Social Issues
  • Vegetation Management Program Optimization
  • Responsible Vegetation Management Practices
  • New Materials and Techniques
Program Services
  • Networking & Information Sharing

    • Annual face-to-face Business Meetings with webinar call-in options
    • 4-5 conference calls and learning webinars
    • Access to a network of ~1,000 electrical utility peers from around the world
  • Industry Benchmarking

    • Requests for Information where your questions or concerns are circulated to other group
      participants with rapid-fire response rates
    • Internal benchmarking surveys for state-of-the-industry intelligence
  • Collaborative Technical Projects

    • The flexibility to support only those projects which are relevant to your organization, meaning you know exactly, where your research dollars are going
    • Supported by CEATI management, participating utilities and consultants work together across all phases of a project’s life-cycle, ensuring your organization receives practical, high-quality deliverables
  • Unparalleled Return on Investment

    • Ability to split project funding costs with other organizations, resulting in highly-leveraged funding opportunities
    • Reduced pricing on published reports, training courses, and industry-open conferences
Project Portfolio
Webinars

Webinar Library

VMTF Webinar - Work Management Systems in Vegetation Management
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2017
Fuel Management Related to Transmission Right of Ways and other types of Linear Corridors – a Current State of Knowledge
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2017
UVM Regulatory Requirements - What the State and Provincial regulators think of UVM oversight
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2017
RFP Warning: Could the lowest bidder end up costing you millions?
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2016
Pollinators, Monarch Butterflies and what we know about Herbicide Impacts.
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
October 2016
Human-Based Spread of Invasive Plants from Powerline Corridors in New York State
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2016
GIS Applications for ROW Management on New York Power Authority High Voltage Transmission Lines
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2016
Tree Pruning versus Removal
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2016
Alternative Use of ROW
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
October 2015
Thermovision, Corona Assessment and GIS
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2015
Changing the Game of Managing Trees Near Utility Lines
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2015
Bioherbicides for the control of deciduous species
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2015
Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) Partnerships
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2015
Development of a Business Case for Scheduling Utility Vegetation Management on a Preventative vs. Corrective Maintenance Basis
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
October 2014
Tools for Utility Network Managers to Make Decisions that will Benefit Pollinators and Safety
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2014
The Value of Monitoring Vegetation
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2014
Justifying Utility Vegetation Management Funding
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2014
A Study of Performance Indicators for Utility Vegetation Management
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
March 2014
A Discussion on Utility Liability for Tree and Power Line Events
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
January 2014
Upcoming Events
VMTF Webinar - Work Management Systems in Vegetation Management
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
September 2017
Vegetation Management - 2017 General Meeting
Attendance Open to All
December 2017 in Orlando, FL
Vegetation Management - Industry Open Conference 2017
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Attendance Open to All
December 2017 in Orlando, FL
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