Expert consultation includes:

  • Storm hardening electric transmission and distribution systems to quantitatively manage tree-caused service interruptions

  • Advise and develop protocols for assessments of power line tree exposure and mitigation

  • Advise on least cost vegetation management by synchronizing economics and ecology

  • Advise on impacts of vegetation management program alternatives, modifications

  • Provide context for vegetation management, greenhouse gas mitigation measures in a competitive energy market

  • Facilitate for management, staff, contractors and stake holders an actionable understanding of ecological principles and their impacts on vegetation management needs and costs

  • Provide project management; expert review of programs and proposals

  • Develop and advise on quantification, monitoring and verification of biotic greenhouse gas mitigation measures