US: GeoDigital International’s GeoDigital mapping and data analytics solution has been selected by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to boost the cost-effectiveness of the utility's vegetation-management program. BPA is a federal agency that markets and transmits electricity in the Pacific Northwest. The vegetation solution, built by Atlanta's GeoDigital, will assist BPA in assessing and managing the growth of trees and other vegetation surrounding 15,000 miles of power-transmission lines. BPA's decision to invest in spatial data and analytics is part of its public service commitment to efficiently deliver high reliability with environmental stewardship.
"BPA was looking to collect spatial data to proactively prevent vegetation-related outages. With such detailed insights, the benefits of spatial data are across the board – from accurately identifying and prioritizing risks to the grid and their exact locations, to mobile-enabling our workforce for safer and more efficient work in the field,” said Chuck Sheppard, transmission strategy portfolio manager for BPA.
Source: PR newswire