Industry Resources

CNUC is at the forefront of innovation and technology in the UVM industry, which means our work doesn’t end when the job is complete. CNUC houses a division dedicated specifically to research and development that allows us to improve our own services, while leading the UVM industry forward.

We partner with regional and national industry associations in research, environmental stewardship, and pilot programs to lead change.

Our team is among the key players in creating industry standards, regulations, and vegetation best management practices (BMPs) — and we’re proud to share our expertise.

Recent Presentations

From best management practices in integrated vegetation management, utility arboriculture, and program review to customer service and leadership, our team presents on all aspects of the vegetation management industry.

Here, you will find the slide decks from our recent presentations.

UVM Survey

Our survey is the largest and most comprehensive of utility vegetation management (UVM) in North America. It is a utility company’s best source for comparing its UVM program to those of its peers and serves the industry as a whole by identifying trends, best practices, research and development needs.

CNUC surveys a large, diverse sample of utilities, addressing all facets of their programs. Our most recent study captured the opinions and data of utilities that collectively serve more than 36 million customers and manage 33 million miles of utility lines. The results are published for participants and our clients.

Not a client? Reach out to evaluate your program.

Contact a Consultant

We aren’t just a service that you purchase – we are a partner for your business. We are a company that works alongside you and gives you everything we have while maintaining a level of professionalism and positivity you’ve never experienced before.”

Phil Chen Manager of Research & Development - Des Moines, IA

CNUC News

This is where we share our expertise and insights on topics in the UVM industry and our company. Find it all in here.

Community

Wright Service Corp. Announces Nonprofit to Further Efforts Toward Carbon Neutrality

Wright Service Corp. launched a nonprofit organization in December 2020 called Wright Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation (WFSI). The nonprofit aims to foster innovative sustainability initiatives that make a positive impact on the planet by reducing carbon emissions and promoting carbon positive practices. WFSI will run independently from Wright Service Corp. and its family of […]

Industry

Lessons Learned in Starting a Diversity and Inclusion Committee

By The CNUC D+I Committee Diversity and inclusion (D+I) can be intimidating topics for people and organizations. Nobody wants to misstep or offend, which can lead to avoiding the topics all together, but avoidance can do more harm than good. Lack of diversity and inclusion harms organizations and the workforce, and we won’t be able […]

Industry

Have UVM programs missed the point of IVM?

By Manager of Research & Development Philip Chen The blackout in 2003 and the subsequent changes to utility vegetation management (UVM) have been considered by many as a backslide. We’ve seen increased compliance vigilance and more aggressive vegetation management practices, particularly transmission rights-of-ways (ROW). We’ve been told that progress has been made and that our […]

Industry Involvement

Through sponsorships, volunteer hours, and memberships we support industry organizations and their missions. Many of our employees are actively involved in national and regional arboricultural and land stewardship organizations. For example, Right-of-Way Stewardship Council, Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group, and many more.

We are proud members of these professional organizations:

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  • Patron Member

  • Associate Member

  • Group Membership