Vegetation Management & Change Detection
We provide detailed vegetation reports supporting utility vegetation management activities to meet the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) compliance requirements. Using LiDAR point clouds, we identify potential vegetation hazards by simulating grow-in and falling tree conditions, to prevent potential transmission and distribution line clearance violations causing severe and costly outages. Our user-friendly reports show the location of critical vegetation encroachments, which are colour-coded to highlight urgency. This measure allows vegetation managers to focus resources on areas of greatest need, optimizing the use of limited resources.
Once clearance violations are identified, we work with our clients to develop a vegetation management program to suit their needs.