Vegetation management, or right-of-way clearance, is necessary for public safety and to keep the lights on and blinks to a minimum. One of the most effective ways Lake Region Electric Cooperative addresses service reliability is through a proactive, highly advanced vegetation management program.
A challenge we face is the heavily wooded nature of much of LREC’s service territory. We use a statistical and scientific approach to tree trimming and removal. This plan ensures that LREC lines are cleared in the most cost-effective manner possible.
ACRT and the Arborcision Model
Lake Region Electric Cooperative recently finished a vegetation management plan with ACRT to transform our approach to vegetation management in order to enhance service and safety for employees and customers. In the video below, CEO Tim Thompson explains how Arborcision™ technology helped to engineer a solution that reduced workload and slash budget, all while enhancing safety, rate stabilization and reliability.