Have you often wondered what would happen if the wind blows hard and a tree limb happens to brush a power line? Snap. Crackle. Pop! More times than not, it can result in a power surge and/or loss of power for members. Because reliability is so important to us, we take steps to ensure our lines are clear by sending crews out to clear the right-of-way (ROW) in an effort to provide reliable service you can trust.
In some cases, the crossing of a limb and a live wire results in a fire and outages for many members. Though the scene can be captivating, danger lurks for onlookers if they get too close. Maintaining a clear ROW ensures the reliability of our system and helps to prevent this scenario from happening. Our ROW crews are continuously working to trim the trees and brush from the more than 7,100 miles of power lines along our system. Since vegetation doesn’t stop growing, it is a never-ending job that takes time to complete.
We would like to ask for your cooperation as crews come to your area so they can work efficiently to get your ROW cleared. If you have a ROW concern, please contact us at 770-370-2770 or you may submit a request(link is external).
For your convenience, we will email you when our right-of-way crews will be in your area.
All flowers and shrubs should be kept 10 feet away from the transformer doors and at least three feet away from the sides. If plants or obstructions are within this area, they will be removed in order for crews to safely perform maintenance on these pads. If you plan to remove the obstructions, you must call Georgia 811 before digging.
We appreciate your patience as we work to keep our lines clear in order to provide you with the most reliable service. If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact us at email@example.com.