Your safety and the safety of our lineworkers is our top priority.
WHAT IS A POWER LINE RIGHT-OF-WAY?
A power line right-of-way is a strip of land that an electric utility uses to construct, maintain, repair or replace power lines.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE RIGHT-OF-WAY CLEAR?
Your safety and the safety of our lineworkers is our top priority. Hunting stands, buildings, grain bins and other obstructions within a power line right-of-way can pose a serious danger to the public and our line crews.
Electricity is ALWAYS looking for a path to ground. Any object that comes in contact with a power line or comes close to a power line can create a path to ground and become energized and, therefore, deadly.
Right-of-ways are established to ensure the public remains a safe distance from power lines and to allow utility workers to safely access the lines as needed for maintenance or repairs. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact your local electric cooperative.
In addition to hunting stands, the following can pose serious safety risks when located within a power line right-of-way.
The National Electric Safety Code has established minimum clearances near power lines. For more information, please contact your local electric cooperative or Northeast Power before locating any of the following near a power line.