ECI is a leading national provider of vegetation and asset management consulting and field services to the electric and gas utility industry. For more than four decades, ECI and its sister company Western ECI, have delivered technology-centric, sustainable business solutions that optimize return on investment, improve system reliability and increase stakeholder value.
Western ECI was founded in 1997 to focus on the needs of clients in the Western United States including California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona.
Collectively, we have been in business nearly 50 years, making us the longest tenured utility vegetation management consulting company in the industry. We currently serve more than 30 utilities nationwide and have approximately 350 employees.
Over the past several years, our company has made major investments in utility-focused subject matter expertise and in enabling technologies to improve the practice of professional vegetation management. We have core expertise in programmatic vegetation management, mobile vegetation work management systems, wildfire threat mitigation, and linear optimization.
We are also industry leaders in assembling programmatic remote sensing, including mobile and aerial mapping, virtual inspections and beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) unmanned aerial flights. These investments position our firm to meet utilities where they are today in addition to supporting them in where they are going tomorrow
Safely deliver sustainable solutions that are innovative by nature.
Trees are a leading cause of power interruptions in North America and vegetation maintenance is among the highest operations and maintenance costs incurred at most utilities. In many cases, traditional utility vegetation maintenance strategies typically lack the leveraging of technology and sustainability, and fall short of providing optimum return on investment for rate payers, investors, and other key stakeholders.
In the spirit of continuous improvement and optimization, our service offerings are designed to enhance existing processes at every level with a core focus on improving service reliability, reducing risk and cost, stabilizing and justifying financial resources, improving customer satisfaction and better ensuring regulatory compliance.