Wherever, Whenever Vegetation Management

• Power Utilities

Wherever, Whenever Vegetation Management

Speciate and locate unhealthy vegetation.

  • Problem: Identify vegetation threats.
  • Solution: Track health, speciation influencers.
  • Benefit: Effective, efficient UVM.

Satelytics’ customers are looking to the skies for data to improve their utility vegetation management (UVM) programs. Our machine learning algorithms analyze high-resolution satellite imagery, capturing information on extensive areas of interest in minutes. Results are available a few hours after satellite overpass — offering a scale unmatched by other remote sensing platforms such as UAS or aircraft.

We are using these algorithms to provide utilities and UVM crews with height measurements, speciation, and health assessments. Collectively, these analyses help us identify and alert to strike potential threats. The following are current application examples.

In the last few decades, parts of the United States have experienced infestations of the emerald ash borer beetle. Every summer, city arborists mark compromised trees with orange spray paint, then cut them down to stem the tide of infestation. Satelytics works with utilities to identify ash trees along transmission corridors to reduce encroachments and strike potential on the wire zone.

Satelytics has also monitored the western United States to identify pine trees infected by the mountain pine beetle. As shown in the examples below, we are utilizing high-resolution infrared imagery to detect vegetation stressors like chlorosis and moisture.

Grasses, brush, and shrubbery can also be identified and monitored, giving you the complete picture of vegetation in the field. Tried and tested, Satelytics provides value TODAY for our electric utility customers.

Incomplete utility vegetation management is costly and does not produce actionable results. Satelytics analyzes high-resolution satellite data with artificial intelligence and cloud computing to return actionable results in a timely manner, providing our customers with data to optimize and protect their operations, wherever and whenever.

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