ECI’s Digital Corridor Management (DCM) solution can improve electric service reliability, regulatory compliance, environmental sustainability and worker safety while reducing total costs. By more accurately identifying electric utilities vegetative threats and asset defects, DCM can reduce the risk of utility caused wildfires and other threats to electric service and reliability.
DCM-Plan Create digital vegetation management work plans using the power of LiDAR, oblique and orthographic imagery and virtual inspection software. Trained inspectors make initial determination of work required and create mobile work orders for distribution to the field for final validation and landowner permissioning.
DCM-Inspect Create digital asset health work plans utilizing high-resolution imagery and virtual inspection software. Trained asset inspectors inspect utility infrastructure for defects such as broken insulators, missing hardware or structure defects. DCM-Inspect leverages a distributed workforce and expands the pool of experts who can be brought into the project.
DCM-Audit Using LiDAR, oblique and orthographic imagery and virtual inspection software, audit a statistically valid sample of vegetation mitigation work to confirm it has been completed according to specification. Using the power of remote sensing data, DCM provides empirical evidence that clearance distances on tree removals or trimming have been achieved and that assets have been inspected for major defects, which is especially important in high wild fire risk areas. As with all DCM modules, DCM-Audit leverages a distributed workforce and expands the pool of experts who can be brought into the project.
About the distributed workforce: DCM allows ECI to tap into an entirely new group of highly qualified workers who either cannot travel outside of the home or who need a highly flexible work schedule. This includes stay-at-home parents, military spouses, retired employees, the physically disabled community, including military veterans and others.