Hydro One, Teri French, VP Forestry Services and Patrick Howe, Vegetation Management Front Line Manager

The UVM podcast shares innovative ideas and insights in Utility Vegetation Management. We facilitate knowledge sharing within the industry, and raise public awareness around what we do.
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In this episode we interview Teri French, Vice President, Forestry Services, and Patrick Howe, Vegetation Management Front Line Manager at Hydro One. In this thoughtful discussion, Teri and Patrick talk about running an in-house UVM program in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario. Hydro One is a utility that is committed to operating safely in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. 

During this discussion we cover several topics including:

  • Hydro One’s unique and comprehensive in-house operations
  • Hydro One’s approach to scheduling work across its massive and diverse territory
  • Advice for young UVM professionals
  • The importance of safety in UVM operations
  • Hydro One’s approach and predictions for UVM related technology
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