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PECO does not perform non-emergency tree trimming for the wire running directly to customers' meters (the service wire). If you hire a qualified private contractor, or plan to do any trimming on your own, PECO will either drop or de-energize your service wire and will re-connect it once trimming is complete.
PECO's commitment to electricity reliability goes beyond maintaining the poles and lines themselves- it extends to the trees surrounding overhead power lines. Maintenance Routine maintenance around power lines is vital to providing reliable service. PECO vegetation management crews are specially trained, according to OSHA Regulations and ANSI Standards, in order to safely work on trees close to electrical conductors. PECO also requires that line clearance specialists be trained in proper arboricultural pruning techniques, which follow the professional standards (ANSI Standard A, part 1), and the best management practices published by the.
In turn, broken or split tree limbs or uprooted trees can damage overhead electric lines and cause power outages. Notify PECO: If you see a broken tree limb lying on a power line or likely to fall on a power line, do not touch it. Please report it by calling PECO does not maintain trees in electric transmission rights-of-way; incompatible or tall growing trees are removed.
It is required that you contact PECO before planting anything other than grass in an electric transmission right-of-way. PECO encourages the establishment of native prairie grasses and flowers in a ROW's Wire and Border Zones. We will investigate requests for removal of tree limbs that may endanger our power lines. Our contractor's inspectors will explain to the property owner if any tree work is needed and if so, whether the tree needs to be trimmed or removed.
Please call with any questions or concerns.
Mar 16, PECO representatives said the tree clearing last week was done in advance of an ongoingmillion project to reduce power outages in Bedminster, Plumstead and Author: Chris Ullery.