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Organizations

A list of organizations active in Utility Vegetation Management.

We will initially populate this based on companies that have contributed to the podcast. If you would like to be listed here, please contact us with your company name, description, logo and a link to your website.

 

Your Podcast Hosts

The UVM Podcast hosts, Steve and Nick, represent the following two organizations respectively.

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AERI

Tree Consultant and Contractor

AERI is engaged in the safe and conscientious management, reduction and disposal of trees and vegetation.

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GEO CEO

Technology Consultant

GEO-CEO provides consulting services at the intersection of geospatial and energy to utilities, technology companies and investors.

 

Service Providers

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LiveEO

Satellite Analytics

Our Market-Leading solution provides Actionable Insights for Operators of large-scale linear Infrastructure. Improve reliability, increase safety, and lower OPEX.

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Power Line Systems

OHL Computed Aided Design

Power Line Systems develops, sells and supports software (PLS-CADD) for the design of overhead electric power transmission, distribution, and communication lines and their structures.

 

Institutions

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Tulane University Law School

Academia

Tulane run the Utility Vegetation Management Initiative (UVMI) program that provides research and thought leadership into issues facing the industry, as well as increasing the number of specialist law practitioners.

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Utility Arborist Association (UAA)

Professional Membership Organization

The Utility Arborist Association is an organization of over 5,000 individuals with interest in and a commitment to the maintenance of trees and other vegetation for the purpose of ensuring the safe and reliable distribution of energy, including electric, oil and gas, to business and residences.

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CEATI

Professional Membership Organization

CEATI (the Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation) is a user-driven organization committed to providing impactful solutions to our utility members, leveraging the benefits of our powerful network and technical expertise to meet your needs.

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University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Academia

The Wisconsin Forestry Center is proud to partner with the Utility Arborist Association/Utility Vegetation Management Association to provide the
Utility Vegetation Management certificate and credential preparation program.

 

Regulators

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California Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety

Regulator

Driving utility-related wildfire risk reduction for the State of California. Energy Safety assesses electrical corporations’ Wildfire Mitigation Plans, safety culture assessments, safety certifications, and executive compensation structures.

 

Utilities

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Essential Energy

Utility

At Essential Energy we look after the poles and wires that deliver electricity to 95 per cent of New South Wales and parts of southern Queensland.

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Ergon Energy Network and Energex, part of the Energy Queensland group

Utility

Energy Queensland is the group of electricity distribution, retail and energy services businesses 100% owned by the state of Queensland. As a Government Owned Corporation, we deliver electricity across Queensland through our ‘poles and wires’ businesses Energex and Ergon Energy Network.

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Liberty Utilities

Utility

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (APUC) is a diversified international generation, transmission and distribution utility with approximately U.S. $10 billion of total assets. Through its two business groups, APUC is committed to providing safe, reliable and cost effective rate-regulated natural gas, water, and electricity generation, transmission and distribution utility services to nearly 800,000 connections in the United States and Canada, and is a global leader in renewable energy through its portfolio of long-term contracted wind, solar and hydroelectric generating facilities representing over 2.5 GW of net installed capacity and more than 500 MW of incremental renewable energy capacity under construction.

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Hydro One

Utility

Hydro One is Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution service provider. We distribute electricity across Ontario to nearly 1.4 million predominantly rural customers, or approximately 26% of the total number of customers in Ontario.

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Seattle City Light

Utility

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs. Owned by the community it serves, City Light is a nationally recognized leader in energy efficiency, renewable resource development, and environmental stewardship. Seattle City Light provides electric power to more than 460,000 residential, business, and industrial customers. Its service area of 131.3 square miles includes the city of Seattle, areas north of Seattle including the city of Shoreline and parts of Lake Forest Park, and areas south of Seattle including parts of the cities of Burien, Tukwila, SeaTac, Renton, Normandy Park, and unincorporated King County.

 

Law Firms

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Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP.

Law Firm

Randy W. Gimple is one of the founding partners of Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP.  He represents parties in cases involving catastrophic fires, explosions, floods, earthquakes, equipment failures, automobile accidents and other calamities. For example, Mr. Gimple has handled numerous wildland fire cases in California, Texas and other states.