Category Archives: Vegetation Management

Getting Better at Storm Related Outage Prediction

April 20, 2020 / Jill Feblowitz / Artificial Intelligence, Asset management, Data and Analytics, Deep Learning, Distribution Grid, Machine learning, Transmission Grid, Vegetation Management, Weather Forecasting

Utilities need to know the “ground truth” One of the utility’s primary missions is to minimize outage frequency and duration.  Outage prevention is even more important during the COVID-19. Until recently, storm-related outage prediction has been limited by lack of data and the use of spreadsheet-based models. The good news:  Up-to-date granular data (geo-referenced weather […]

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Wisely managing vegetation at the distribution level

March 25, 2020 / Jill Feblowitz / Data and Analytics, Decarbonization, Vegetation Management

Ever since the 2003 blackout, vegetation management has improved, largely due to FERC regulation. Still, improvement has been mostly in transmission. The “last mile” of distribution has not achieved maturity. The good news is that analytics infrastructure – monitoring, data access, analytics and operationalization – could bring more wisdom to managing distribution line vegetation. To […]

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