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Wednesday - Distribution Vegetation Management

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Trees & Utilities Conference 2017

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Wednesday - Distribution Vegetation Management

  1. 1. Distribution Vegetation Management Transformation Trees & Utilities Conference September 27th, 2017
  2. 2. Safety Moment
  3. 3. Slide about Avista Utilities 370,000 electric & gas customers* 7800 miles of overhead distribution* 128 years old* *give or take 30,000 sq miles*
  4. 4. Slide about our Veg Mgnt team • 17 power line clearance tree crews • 8 utility arborists/work planners • 1 utility admin/tech • 1 utility tree guy • Weekly Crew and CUF teleconference calls • Monthly management team meetings • Quarterly CUF calibration meetings • Annual All Hands Training Day
  5. 5. Slide about history of the program Last 5+ decades: • Linear distance trimming • All about routine trimming • Annual miles of line goal • File cabinets & paper, paper, paper • T&M hourly pricing • Crew timesheets & running to FedEx • See “File cabinets” above… Last 5+ years: • Site/tree specific trimming • Focus on robust risk assessment & removals • Annual tree units KPI • Electronic format – NO PAPER • Unit Pricing • Download (upload?) time & production every day • Tree Inventory
  6. 6. We’re all trying to trim the same tree…….
  7. 7. But we often have different expectations Utility wants - • Tree Inventory • Work prescription • GPS locations • Pre-work cost estimates • Project management • Efficiency reports • Next cycle budget estimates • Business case • Historic Database • More info than we’ll ever use • Analytics Apocalypse • Etc….Etc….Etc…. Tree Trimmer wants - • Work Location • Work Prescription (maybe) • Stand back
  8. 8. Work prescriptions then…..
  9. 9. Old school mapping…….
  10. 10. Searching for historical data then…..
  11. 11. Terra Spectrum CN Utility Consultants Paper Timesheets are No More Work prescriptions & timekeeping now CN Utility Consultants w/ Terra Spectrum Paper Timesheets are No More
  12. 12. New mapping for the crews
  13. 13. New mapping for the crews
  14. 14. New mapping for the crews
  15. 15. New mapping for the crews
  16. 16. New mapping for the crews
  17. 17. Service requests then…..
  18. 18. Service Requests fielded
  19. 19. Service Requests sent to crews
  20. 20. Service Requests sent to crews
  21. 21. Nov 2015 Wind Storm
  22. 22. Nov 2015 Wind Storm pictures
  23. 23. Nov 2015 Wind Storm pictures
  24. 24. Nov 2015 Wind Storm pictures
  25. 25. Nov 2015 Wind Storm pictures
  26. 26. Nov 2015 Wind Storm pictures
  27. 27. Screen shot of 11/20/2015 storm map
  28. 28. Albert Einstein once said: “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it”. Tree Replacement Program
  29. 29. 2012 - E Magnesium City trees R&R
  30. 30. 2016 – S Grand City trees R&R
  31. 31. Pilot for Tree Replacement Program 1st Work Planning Trip: Routine Maintenance Work • 1,303 tree trimming units • 150 removal units 2nd Work Planning Trip: Focus on Removals • 119 additional removal units ($13k savings per cycle) • 58 additional hours of CUF time ($1500)
  32. 32. Tree Removal & Replacement Pilot
  33. 33. Screen shot of Our dashboard
  34. 34. Next 10 Years (including inflation) Yearly Average Feeders: $8.4M Yearly Average Polygons: $7.1M Polygons
  35. 35. Avista
  36. 36. Avista
  37. 37. Still the Goal
  38. 38. Thank you!

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