nm group assetThe way we quantify the threat that vegetation poses to an electricity network is changing. Emerging technology and a strong customer desire for more effective work prioritisation, compliance and cost reduction is driving the change. Over the course of three blogs I wanted to outline my thoughts on the new approach, talk about key components of the model and look at how it might be implemented in practice. Most electrical networks with overhead infrastructure are subject to threats from falling or growing vegetation, with network operators spending significant sums in scoping and managing to inspect and manage easements/corridors. However, it can be argued that this effort is focused on maintaining compliance, rather than managing the overall risk as effectively as possible with the budget available. Read More