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Duke Energy Clearion Software LLC herbicide management

Crews apply herbicide within rights-of-way to control tall brush and restore the lowgrowing native plant communities that provide food and shelter for a wide variety of birds, insects and other wildlife.

Herbicide Management Innovations & Initiatives

Duke Energy uses technology-driven field trials to test new right-of-way management and customer communication methods.

There are many misconceptions about how utilities maintain power lines and ecosystems within the transmission power grid. Utility vegetation management departments go to great lengths to manage trees and brush along the lines as well as to comply with strict federal and state mandates.

Property owners and customers, for the most part, are unaware of the time and energy invested by utilities to maintain the power network and manage ecosystems within their footprint. Some may thin

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