10 | CEATI - Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation, Rob Young
Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI)
This episode features an interview with Rob Young, Executive Director of the Registered Professional Foresters Association of Nova Scotia, and Technical Advisor to the research organization CEATI. Rob spent over 25 years developing and leading Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) programs at Nova Scotia Power for 5,500 km of transmission and 27,000 km of distribution lines.
In this interview, we discuss the research organization CEATI, and the work it is doing to advance Utility Vegetation Management as a discipline. We cover several topics including:
Background on CEATI
Learning opportunities - Strategic Planning and Program Management, Technology Equipment and Products, Public and Social, Environmental Contribution
Best Management Practices for communication about VM programs
LiDAR, Phodar and the practical uses of satellite imagery
Fire and weather-related risk mitigation
Right of Ways as an asset of ecological value
Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) Principles
Condition Based Management
A brief exploration of lobster by-laws in Nova Scotia
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