Understand vegetation management
Vegetation management is crucial for safe and reliable electrical service. Even if trees look like they have adequate line clearance, it’s important to remember other factors that change every day. For example:
- Periods of high demand can cause lines to run at maximum capacity. This can stretch them and cause them to sag.
- Weather conditions can lead to snow- or ice-covered lines. Again, causing them to stretch and sag.
- Trees can sway back and forth many feet. Without proper clearance they could contact energized lines.
We're dedicated to bringing our customers reliable and efficient electrical service. Vegetation management is just one of the ways in which we accomplish this goal. If trees on your property are growing into power lines, and it appears that the trees must be trimmed, please contact our Customer Service Center via email online or call 800-257-4044 for customer service.