Utility Vegetation Management
Detailed Information, Actionable Results
Leidos leverages large-scale, precise, and detailed data capture and processing technologies to support a variety of asset-related programs for utilities, including vegetation management.
Every utility wants a more detailed understanding of transmission and distribution asset condition as well as threats from the surrounding environment. Confidence in the accuracy of the location of system assets and the vegetation surrounding those assets allows utilities to accomplish more while also delivering higher reliability, and better value for their vegetation management (VM) budget. LiDAR, satellite, and GIS are helpful tools, but without deep analytics and business integration they will not provide a utility with the detailed level of information that enables condition-based and risk-informed decision making.
Technological Advances Enable Greater Precision in VM
Vegetation Insight, Leidos’ cloud-based turnkey solution for the digital modernization of vegetation management, uses aerial LiDAR, such as our proven Roames™ solution, and takes it further. Hyperspectral satellite imagery is combined with aerial LiDAR data, and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) is applied to identify tree species and health. By using advanced data sources combined with enabling technologies – machine learning and artificial intelligence, cloud computing, analytics, and process automation – utilities can target their VM dollars towards the trees that pose the greatest risk to the network.
Vegetation Insight takes advantage of all of the data available to a utility, whether from a satellite, LiDAR, or open-source imagery, and apply science-based solutions such as species and health identification to arrive at a much more detailed, specific, and defensible VM strategy.
With more than 70 years’ experience in the power industry, Leidos brings a depth of understanding of the challenges that utilities face. Our groundbreaking VM solution was specifically developed to minimize barriers to entry and provide ease of implementation of this emerging technology while maximizing real business impact. This solution enables a utility to accelerate cutting and improve reliability across the system.
Vegetation Insight’s LiDAR backbone combined with satellite technology, visual recognition, and cutting edge AI/ML is the fastest way to modernize your vegetation management program.
- Improved operational efficiencies through advanced data capture
- Tree inventory including health and species classification
- Precise vegetation proximity measurements for every conductor
- Actionable information through proven business case algorithms
- Immediate and portable use through web-based applications
- Cost-effectiveness through process automation
Take a risk-informed and condition-based approach to vegetation management
Utilities are implementing more effective ways to assess risk and prioritize vegetation management treatment cycles rather than relying solely on a time-based approach.
Key Benefits of Leidos' Vegetation Management SolutionContact Us
- Reduce risk
- Lower costs
- Increase reliability
- Increase safety
- Increase accuracy
- Optimized work planning
- Integrated work management system