Ground Control has extensive experience in providing vegetation management across the entire electrical utility sector. In the electricity utility sector we currently maintain over 20,000 km of Overhead Electricity Network (LV and HV) to ensure ESQCR (Electricity, Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2006) compliance.
Optimising Your Service
We help reduce faults and achieve optimum clearance in-line with Energy Networks Technical Specification (ENATS) 43-8 through consent by using our professional capability, in-house expertise, experience and collaborative ways of working. We recognise that the reduction of Customer Minutes Lost (CMLs) is of significant importance. Therefore we use the latest technology and training programmes to ensure that we can cut live wherever possible within the G55/2 regulations.
Continuous Arboriculture Investment
Ground Control is committed to the Utility Arboriculture Sector with continuous investment in our professional UA5 Level 3 certified Surveyors and G55 /2 / UA5 / NPTC CS Series qualified tree teams working to BS3998. Together, we provide outstanding customer service, clearing vegetation in a safe and efficient manner using the latest equipment and technology. We have further invested in robust bespoke IT using our in-house software programmers who have developed IT systems that place essential data at our fingertips, thus revolutionising how we operate and report.
Recent Electrical Utility Acquisitions
Ground Control’s recent acquisition, Tilhill Utility Arboriculture, has been helping to ’keep the lights on’ for DNOs (Distribution Network Operators) since 2002. Now under the Ground Control banner, we provide proactive vegetation management across the UK, working on LV, 11k, 33kV and 132kV power-lines. Our electrical utility experience, using the most up to date equipment, safety practices and software programming techniques has enabled us to provide the highest level of service to the electrical utility sector.