Notice is hereby given that hearings for the purpose of soliciting comments from the public regarding Case No. 9681 Delmarva Power's Application for a Multi-Year Rate Plan will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. via virtual meeting. If you would like to speak at the September 13, 2022 hearing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon on Friday, September 9, 2022. If you would like to speak at the September 22, 2022 hearing, please send an email to email@example.com by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Anyone wishing to observe the live stream of the public hearings may do so via the Commission's YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/MarylandPSC). Please also direct any questions about the public hearing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tree pruning 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.
We 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.
Our improved, proactive tree maintenance program has hardened our electrical system and reduced the number of outages during storms.
The tree pruning 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.
Learn more in our Vegetation Management fact sheet. You can also visit our
Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about tree pruning.