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PPL Electric Utilities Geospatial WMS

PPL Electric Utilities vegetation management personnel review a 3-D model for vegetation clearance in proximity to high-voltage transmission lines.

Technology Drives Ongoing Improvement

PPL Electric Utilities finds a way to deliver power faster, better and cheaper using geospatial work management, LiDAR and unit contracts.

With about 5,000 miles of overhead transmission lines and 29,000 miles of distribution circuits, it is no small job directing the vegetation management program at PPL Electric Utilities. As many as 1,000 tree contractor employees are working on the system in central and eastern Pennsylvania on any given day. The millions of dollars invested in vegetation management must produce both regulatory compliance and service reliability. PPL has found a way to deliver both of these more efficientl

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