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How to Drive Down Vegetation Management Cost

Data-driven visual intelligence drives down vegetation management costs | GE Digital

Drive down costs in vegetation management

Protect your transmission and distribution infrastructure.

This white paper outlines the results of a recent survey of 36 major North American electric and gas utilities concerning their satisfaction with their current vegetation management programs and recommendations for improvements. The findings showed a clear understanding that legacy vegetation management systems are outdated, too costly and ineffective in the long term.

GE Digital Grid’s Visual Intelligence platform utilizes drones, satellites, LiDAR, big data analytics for a smart grid. AI-driven technology in the platform moves operations away from a time-based trimming approach to a risk-based trimming approach, allowing utilities to more efficiently focus on the problem areas. 

When looking at how this risk-based approach affects the bottom line, the results are eye-opening:

  • 51% cost reduction per acre of mechanical trimming
  • 30% cost reduction on volume trimming
  • 30% reduction of actual trimming work

Read the white paper to learn more.


Mitigating threats and strengthening the Grid with AI-based vegetation & asset inspection programs

Visual Intelligence software for inspection and maintenance of vegetation | GE Digital

Visual Intelligence

Driven by Artificial Intelligence, GE’s Visual Intelligence Platform optimizes these systems and processes and provides a holistic picture of the grid to help reduce the cost and complexity associated with traditional inspection approaches, while improving risk management and productivity.

Are you ready to reduce your OPEX spend on vegetation management?