On Aug. 14, 2003, three transmission lines sagged into trees in quick succession, setting in motion cascading failures as protective relays opened on one power system after another. The result: the largest blackout in North American history. This incident resulted in a rewrite of the rules under which utility vegetation managers operate.
Setting a Standard of Excellence in IVM
ROW Steward is a proactive industry initiative intended to raise the bar for responsible management of millions of acres of land occupied by electric transmission lines.