Santa Clara, CA – The thorny issue of utility vegetation management has received significant press in the recent past, and for good reason. Vegetation-related power outages are on an all-time high as reliability and customer experience nosedive drastically.
To add to their woes, extreme weather events like storms, hurricanes and wildfires have posed massive challenges, pushing utilities to look for innovative technologies that can transform their O&M activities.
In a bid to enable utilities to better manage vegetation around their T&D lines and reduce costs, AiDash — a San Francisco Bay Area-based leading satellite analytics company — has launched an educational guide titled Vegetation Management Best Practices 2021. This e-book aims at educating vegetation management professionals about the latest technologies, such as satellite analytics and remote sensing, that can help them reduce vegetation-related customer interruptions, improving SAIFI and SAIDI reliability scores.
“Utilities are reeling under tremendous pressure to streamline their vegetation management processes. At a time when drones and LiDAR have failed to yield results for our Fortune 500 clients, satellite analytics has helped them achieve a 20% reduction in O&M costs and a 15% improvement in reliability – with ROI justified in the first year itself.” said AiDash CEO and Co-Founder Abhishek Vinod Singh.