Please register now for the next AEGIS webinar, Distribution Vegetation Management – How Safe Is Your System? which will take place on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Eastern Time.
The National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) Rule 218.A.1 states that vegetation management should be performed as experience has shown to be necessary. An effective vegetation management program improves electric system reliability and reduces risk exposure. An electric utility company’s greatest exposure in this area may be related to possible live-line contacts by the public resulting from climbing, pruning or playing in trees in close proximity to energized conductors or downed wires caused by falling limbs or uprooted trees. Major storm related outages has utilities developing and implementing enhanced vegetation management programs for distribution lines to reduce tree related outages and harden their system against weather related events. In certain regions of the country, the potential risk exposure from wildfires attributed to the electric transmission or distribution system are also considered.
In this webinar, participants will learn about one utilities distribution vegetation management program including the program structure, specifications, program management, customer service, data collection and quality assurance. Information will also be presented on wildfire mitigation efforts and program effectiveness. Industry trends pertaining to third party claims related to vegetation will also be discussed.
Randy Miller, Director of Vegetation Management at PacifiCorp will be the speaker for this event.
One week prior to the webinar, you will receive instructions for participating. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Lucille Jackowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 201.508.2736 or Hatice Aci at email@example.com or at 201.508.2737.
Register now for the next AEGIS Loss Control webinar - Distribution Vegetation Management - How Safe Is Your System?