Ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) killed by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) pose a significant reliability and safety risk to electrical facilities. Understanding and quantifying the ash tree population with the potential to contact the electric facilities is essential to developing a management plan to mitigate these risks. A proactive ash tree removal management plan has been shown to be significantly cheaper than dealing with the outages and damage caused by failing ash trees on the backend. ECI provides the resources and technical experience needed to help you identify and minimize your EAB issues.
ECI has expanded sample survey methodologies to support the special needs of EAB management plan development, including the utilization of geospatial and remote sense technology.
ECI understands the statistics behind line contact probability and can effectively estimate the potential reliability impacts.
ECI is experienced with writing ash tree mitigation plans and developing the necessary budget requirements.