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The Measure of UVM

Overemphasis on IEEE reliability metrics diminishes public safety and fire protection efforts.

A decade ago, experts were encouraging utility executives to realign their vegetation management programs with measurable reliability benefits. It was suggested this realignment would result in lower costs and bring utility vegetation management (UVM) out of the industrial age and into the technological realities of modern business management. The most significant and clearest measure of reliability improvement has been with extra-high-voltage transmission, because the internationally man

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