Tech Trend: Heralding the future of Vegetation Management
Managing vegetation is serious business. Vegetation management has long been an indispensable part of O&M activities for utilities due to its far-reaching implications. In fact, most utility funding and resources are for managing vegetation around distribution lines. Utilities spend millions of dollars each year on vegetation management. According to an article, globally, electric utilities are expected to spend over $13 billion a year on drones and robotics by 2026, a dramatic increase from about $2 billion currently.