He then reported to Oncor that three of the half-dozen or so lines stretching from.
Routine vegetation management helps avoid high maintenance and repair costs, and prevents hazardous electrical clearance violations by allowing access to the lines for routine maintenance.
Tree trimming and mowing to control growth are essential to long-term grid reliability. Our utility easements typically grant Oncor the right to access property for inspection, repair and maintenance of transmission lines, including the right to remove trees.
Tree laws and regulations are some of the most challenging laws to understand.
Oncor can never prune enough to prevent all tree-related outages; however a well-managed tree pruning program can drastically reduce tree outages and provide a safer environment for utility workers and the public. If the property owner does not perform maintenance on their trees and those trees causes interference with service quality, then Oncor becomes involved in the process of maintaining the tree.
Oncor does not recommend that unqualified persons prune trees. Once you, as the property owner, have called your Electric Service Provider, they have contacted Oncor, and Oncor has then turned the request over to a designated Vegetation Management Contractor, you will be contacted directly about a “Make Ready Prune”. With a Make Ready Prune, the contractor will prune the limbs to the regulation distance away from the power lines, or remove the entire tree, then.
Under Texas law, Oncor may prune or remove trees that interfere with the reliability and integrity of electrical service within their service area. When this happens, Oncor follows generally accepted industry guidelines and best practices. State law also gives Oncor the authority to go onto residential property to conduct their trimming efforts.
Apr 22, Oncor said it has contacted the police about the situation and are ready to show up Monday morning at 8 a.m. to her home to trim the trees. Oncor said it will Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. May 19, Oncor would prune the first seven feet away from the lines -- maintaining the minimum required by the state and giving the customer time to shop for a line-clearance qualified tree company -- Author: Robert Wilonsky.
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