Hurricane Ian Response: Please be advised that we are prepared to respond to post-storm requests as soon as it is safe to do so. 

Northeastern U.S. Utility

Davey Resource Group, Inc. steps up vegetation management patrols to ensure hospitals can avoid power outages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Challenge

Davey Resource Groups, Inc.’s (DRG) teams are on the front line of our communities’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the rapid spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the world, maintaining vital electric infrastructure to emergency health care facilities is a top priority. An unplanned outage on an electric circuit feeding a hospital or other healthcare facility could have devastating effects.

Preventative vegetation management on the primary circuits feeding each hospital can avert outages before they happen. Prompt and safe completion of any work related to these imminent threats is also necessary. DRG is working with clients around the United States to avoid outages by conducting special patrols of critical circuit segments that hospitals rely on and then providing coordination and oversight of line clearance crews as they complete the work.

The Solution

One example currently taking place at a major electric utility in the Northeastern U.S involves a team of five crew members conducting intensive hospital circuit inspections throughout their service territory. DRG utility vegetation management specialists record any problematic vegetation threatening the electric facilities using DRG’s proprietary field software system with real time data access. They then work with property owners, public agencies, and line clearance crews to coordinate the removal of the hazardous conditions immediately using a paperless workflow process that allows DRG’s essential employees to comply with social distancing practices.

The Results

DRG is proud to serve their communities during this world event. “I never joined the service and it’s a choice I regret to this day,” one employee said. “However, keeping the power grid up and running now gives me the opportunity to fight a different sort of war for our country.”

While the circumstances are sobering, being part of the movement to fight COVID-19 grants a sense of purpose to anyone doing their part to help the cause.

>> Contact us to learn more about Davey's Utility Solutions.

Related Client Work

DSC 2151
Electric Investor-Owned Utility

Davey Makes Quick Work of Natural Gas Farm Tap Inspection

Davey helped a natural gas utility complete an inspection and leak detection project for farm taps located in rural areas of Northeast and Northwest Ohio, finishing before the scheduled timeline and within financial goals.
Read More
Vm Stock Banner31440x500
Electric Investor-Owned Utility

A Texas Utility Calls On DRG For Routine Pole Inspection & Restoration

A Texas utility stays ahead of outages by inspecting the distribution poles in their service area annually.
Read More

Get In Touch With Us!

We pride ourselves at Davey Tree on providing prompt, professional and personalized service from certified arborists that live, work and engage in your community. Contact one of our Davey Tree specialists for your residential, commercial, utility, or environmental needs.

Let's Find What
You're Looking For!

Davey uses cookies to make your experience a great one by providing us analytics so we can offer you the most relevant content. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies. View our Privacy Policy for more information.