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Unitil Service Corp storm resiliency

Weathering Storms in the Northeast

Unitil implements a vegetation storm resiliency program that proves effective as an addition to its core vegetation management program.

It is standard practice for utilities to employ vegetation management programs to minimize outages during normal days and minor weather events. These programs — which involve pruning vegetation away from overhead electric utility lines and assessing adjacent trees to remove diseased, weak or dead limbs and trees — have a well-established value within the industry.

While these programs have proven effective in maintaining reliability in typical weather conditions, a recent increa

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