ST. PAUL, Minn. Jan. 26, 2011 ®
The Integrated Vegetation Management Platform (IVMP) from Powel is the only enterprise software system devoted to mission critical vegetation maintenance that streamlines workflow, enhances reliability and enables regulatory compliance, including NERC FAC-003-1 provisions.
IVMP software tools meet the unique requirements of transmission and distribution utilities in the office and in the field. The package uses WorkStudio technology, itself an extension of the proven, industry-leading StakeOut field design tool relied on by utilities across the country. The full IVMP suite includes:
Utilities can scale deployment of IVMP to use the components that fit current needs.
IVMP lets utilities create year-by-year trimming plans for an entire service territory, allowing for more effective planning and dispatch of cycle work. It also creates and stores historical records of all inspections and mitigations performed against a given line section with all associated costs. The package also comes with a series of standard templates for the most common reporting scenarios, including herbicide application, mitigation, ground inspection results and encroachment.
Data in IVMP can be collected via fly-over (LIDAR or aerial inspections), ground inspection or customer calls so that each danger observation is documented, tracked and addressed in a timely manner. Thorough and accurate data collected by the system can significantly reduce outage risks and potential NERC investigations. Documentation can be quickly generated by IVMP to satisfy an investigation should one occur.
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