Vegetation Management

Overgrown vegetation can pose a real threat to energy infrastructure, and that’s why LUMA is working hard to remove and trim overgrown vegetation that was ignored by the prior operator of the transmission and distribution system. 

700+

miles of powerlines cleared

30+

tons of vegetation removed

100%

of substations cleared of hazardous vegetation

To increase system reliability and resiliency, it is of the utmost important to keep electric equipment clear from vegetation. To achieve this, we’ve continued to expand our Vegetation Management Program to proactively address hazardous vegetation, with a focus on areas of the highest risk.

With a team of 70 crews, totaling 400 field staff, LUMA is working to address vegetation issues that were left by the system operator each and every day. Despite facing many legacy challenges, LUMA has already made significant progress in the area of vegetation management.