In order to provide safe, reliable electrical service, we maintain the rights-of-way under our power lines. We do this through right-of-way and vegetation management. This requires pruning, removing or replacing trees, cutting brush, and applying herbicides to prevent vegetation from interrupting your electric service.
Residential Vegetation Management
Tree limbs that come in contact with power lines are a major cause of electrical outages. To reduce outages caused by tree contact, Georgia Power prunes trees away from its power lines on a planned cycle.
Transmission Vegetation Management
The Georgia Power vegetation management program involves mowing, cutting, pruning, applying herbicide and removing trees in transmission line right-of-way areas. This is necessary to provide reliable and economical service to all customers and adhere to federal standards.
Right-of-way refers to the strip of land surrounding our electric utility equipment such as power lines that is granted to Georgia Power through an easement. In order to provide safe, reliable electrical service, we maintain the rights-of-way under our power lines.
Access Right of Way, Easement, Quit Claim, GPC Claim applications and more. We have all the necessary information and sample drawing diagrams to help maintain your Georgia Power right-of-way property.
Tree Line USA
The Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities that demonstrate practices that protect and enhance America's urban forests. The Tree Line USA program promotes the dual goals of safe, reliable electric service and abundant, healthy trees across utility service areas.
The Tree Line USA program seeks to promote best practices in utility arboriculture and public education through five core standards: quality tree care, annual worker training, tree planting and public education, tree-based energy conservation programs, and participation in Arbor Day.
Georgia Power distribution and transmission forestry has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for its newly established quality management system—the first vegetation management program to receive certification in the United States. ISO 9001:2008 certification means that Georgia Power's forestry program has implemented processes to drive continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and effective management of all aspects of the business.
More detail about the requirements for ISO 9001:2008 certification can be found here.
Georgia Power has planted more than 1.4 million trees across the state over the past five years! Learn how we are improving air quality.
Learn how Georgia Power manages rights-of-way and why it's important to you and your family.
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