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Center Study Shows Tree Trimming Can Reduce Power Outages 16-65%

A recent study published in Electrical Power Systems Research shows regular tree trimming and vegetation management can reduce power outages during storms. This study was conducted by Center faculty members Drs. Diego Cerrai, Peter Watson, and Emmanouil N. Anagnostou. By using statistical methods the group determined power outages would drop by 49% to 65%, whereas the Outage Prediction Model showed a 16% to 48% reduction with vegetation management.

The article abstract can be accessed through ScienceDirect.

News articles discussing the research findings were published by PHYS.ORG and UConn Today.

Published: August 27, 2019

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