Managing the right-of-way (ROW) is vital to the ongoing reliability of power for our member consumers. One of the leading causes of interruptions to the safe flow of electricity is trees and other plants growing too high or coming too close to power lines. This can cause extensive power outages and damage, as well as pose serious fire and safety hazards to the public if they come in contact with energized power lines. In addition, power outages can cause severe hardship for member consumers.
To safeguard the reliability of our transmission delivery system, Northeast Power has implemented a vegetation management program to control the growth of trees and other woody-stemmed vegetation around our transmission facilities and rights of way. We aim to balance our society’s need for reliable energy with respect for the environment while complying with all applicable laws and federal requirements.