trimming is a critical part of our responsibility to deliver safe and reliable
electric service. We have developed an
effective tree maintenance program to meet state and federal regulations for
minimum clearances between trees and power lines. The work our licensed, professional foresters
and contract tree-pruning experts do is for public safety and reliability.
appreciate the beauty and environmental impact trees provide all of us. However, it is vital that we protect the
electrical system from hazardous limbs and trees that threaten our
equipment. We are required by law to
maintain minimum clearances.
improved, proactive tree maintenance program has hardened our electrical system
and reduced the number of outages during storms.
The tree trimming
we perform adheres to the standards and practices outlined by the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI). This standard for line clearance is followed
by nearly all electric utilities in the United States.