The risk of vegetation to some networks cannot be understated – with outages, fires and the cost of managing growth high on the list of utility concerns. Effective management is about quantifying the risk and then efficiently tasking crews to deal with any problems – and then using this information to design improved programs moving forward. Our technology and analysis provide this on a turn-key or tailored basis as required. Visit our vegetation management page for more information.
Condition based maintenance
Knowing when and where a defect is likely to occur can be hard to predict. The move to condition-based maintenance uses real-world information to plan work and extend lifetime, avoiding unnecessary maintenance. Having current and dependable asset condition information allows a utility to make intelligent investment decisions around maintain, life extend or replace.
External network changes
It’s those factors out of your control that can have the biggest impact and which can be hardest to identify. From new construction, earthworks or temporary objects in the line corridor, these represent a needle in a haystack yet may have a significant reliability or safety impact. Fortunately new remote sensing techniques can detect this and ensure they can be dealt with quickly, find out about network change detection here.