In response to the August 2003 North East Blackout congress mandated a review of the circumstances surrounding the blackout and Utility Vegetation Management practices. The final report produced by CN Utility Consulting determined that...
“had all trees which contributed to the August 14th outage been adequately pruned or removed prior to the event, the blackout would likely not have occurred” they further concluded “we believe and strongly recommend that the industry “average” or standard needs to be substantially improved.”
Improvements to the reliability of the electrical grid were mandated and new regulations were enacted including FAC 003.
In response GeoDigital has introduced industry specific Utility Vegetation Management services tailored to meet the evolving regulatory requirements for detailed inspection and monitoring of power line clearances with respect to vegetation and other objects under all loading and weather conditions. This is only practical with the use of LiDAR technology – a technology that has historically been too expensive and too complex to use routinely…. Until now!
FAC-003 Stress Test and Compliance Audit - Developed in conjunction with CN Utility Consulting – who wrote the report and served on the standards committees. Are you ready for an Audit? How does your TVMP compare with industry best practices? Are your lines really in compliance – We offer an affordable way to be sure.