Right-of-Way Stewardship Council Announces First Two Utility Accreditations

Right-of-Way Stewardship Council Announces First Two Utility Accreditations


Dovetail Partners announced The Right-of-Way Stewardship Council (ROWSC) accredited Arizona Public Service (APS) and Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. as a “Right-of-Way Stewards” for sustainable integrated vegetation management of their electric transmission right-of-way systems. Both companies were recognized with the “Right-of-Way Steward Founder’s Award” for their leadership in receiving the first two ROWSC accreditations globally.

As a founding member and Board Chair of the ROWSC, CN Utility Consulting Vice President of Operations Derek Vannice presented the accreditation awards on Nov. 7. “We are thrilled that Arizona Public Service and Vermont Electric Power Company have taken the lead as pilot accreditations in responsible right-of-way vegetation management and look forward to accrediting additional electric utility companies in the future,” said Vannice in the Dovetail Partners press release.

The ROWSC program provides standards of excellence for environmental stewardship and presents the opportunity for utility companies to demonstrate their commitment to such standards. You can find the full press release here.


(Above) Left to right: Arizona Public Service (APS) Manager of Forestry and Special Projects Mike Neal, CN Utility Consulting Vice President of Operations and ROWSC Board Chair Derek Vannice, APS Section Leader in Forestry Jesse Sanchez, and APS Archeologist Jon Schumaker during the ROWSC accreditation presentation.

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