Regulators and Utilities:

Driving Savings, Safety and Satisfaction for Ratepayers through Technology Enabled Vegetation Management

September 26, 2023 | 11:00 AM EDT | 08:00 AM PDT

Despite spending $10 billion (U.S.) annually on vegetation management, vegetation-related damages from wildfires, storms and outages have continued to grow, and regulators are under increasing pressure from the public to ensure that utilities deliver improved performance and controlled costs.

This has put the industry is at a crossroads. Now is the time to address the growing risks associated with vegetation management by ensuring that utilities are using data-driven approaches and new technologies like GPS, LiDAR, satellite, and AI to maintian their systems.

You will learn:

  • How your region’s practices compare to other leading regulators with regard to innovative technologies.
  • How to transition utilities into data-driven operations.
  • How to implement new tech — satellite, LiDAR, AI — to improve service delivery while keeping power safe and reliable.
  • Ways to work with neighboring regulatory bodies to ensure effective region-wide policies.
  • Where to find new research and forums that can offer best practice guidance.

Save Your Seat

Host: Gary Huntley

VP of Distribution Services (Ret.),
Entergy Corporation

Guest: Prof. Lawrence J. Kahn

Tulane University Law School UVMI