The effective management of vegetation on transmission and distribution corridors is essential for providing a reliable supply of electricity and for ensuring public and worker safety. Comprehensive and effective vegetation management programs must address several issues. These programs must comply with new and emerging regulations, meet public and landowner expectations, and consider various environmental issues. Managing vegetation can range from pruning or removing individual trees to encouraging the establishment of low-growing compatible plant communities on power line corridors. Furthermore, vegetation management programs involve responding to the public, indigenous communities, the government, and landowner requests and concerns. At the same time, it must also comply with NERC and other regulations in a cost-effective manner.
A focus of the 5th Annual Vegetation Management Conference will be on the various technologies, techniques, and equipment that are being developed or are currently available to Vegetation Managers.
- Social & Environmental Issues
- Tree and Powerline Related Fires
- Program Optimization and Technological Solutions
- Work Management Systems