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 power line corridors. 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 Conference will focus on many of the areas noted above.
Data Collection and Mapping
• LiDAR effectiveness and use
• Use of drones to collect data
• Patrols and surveys
• New technologies
New Technologies and Program Management
• Fire risk management
• Vegetation management program optimization
• Communicating with the public
• New equipment and techniques
Herbicide Application Technology
• Thinvert application of herbicides
• Digital record keeping for herbicide use
• Responsible use of herbicides
• Demonstration of drones flying over a right-of-way
• Demonstration of thinvert herbicide application
• Demonstration of herbicide use tracking with electronic forms
Quality Providers Program: The Engineering Institute of Canada
The EIC recognizes Quality Providers of continuing education to the engineering community after assessing the provider’s learning development and delivery processes and authorizing them to award EIC continuing education units, the “EIC CEU” for eligible training activities.
The purpose of the EIC Continuing Education Recognition Program is to help engineering professionals identify quality providers of CEUs and to facilitate their record keeping when activities occur with various providers across Canada. This is increasingly important as most licensing bodies have adopted explicit professional development requirements as a licensing condition.
The EIC-CEU is defined as “ten hours of participation in a continuing education program organised in compliance with prescribed EIC Standards under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction”. These CEUs carry significant credibility among the engineering community and are accepted by most NA organisations as valid a demonstration of continuing education activities.
CEATI is recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada as an accredited provider of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). When registering for one of our events be sure to indicate whether you wish to acquire CEUs by attending Conference presentations.