Pinnacle helped build a Vegetation Management System for one of their key clients. The vegetation on transmission and distribution corridors is essential to the safe supply of electricity. Vegetation programs also comply with new and emerging regulations, meet public and landowner expectations and consider environmental issues. Managing vegetation can range from trimming or removing trees underneath the power supply lines.
The Vegetation Management System focuses on many of the areas noted above. It automates the vegetation process like Bidding, Assigning to Contactors, Managing Trimming status, Inspection, forecasting, Invoicing and Payment. It also manages different vegetation processes like trimming and spraying as well as vegetation area, cycles, rates and chemicals used.
VMS has GIS modules that is built to work with the Esri ArcGIS platform. It allows the integration with the enterprise GIS or other IT system. Map based system allowing vegetation management users to leverage all available GIS data. Users can synchronize GIS data on a laptop, tablet, or handheld device and take it to the field, providing the field with a comprehensive view of all pertinent enterprise data.