Vegetation Management ROW Types
Georgia Power's rebuild of the Plant McDonough – Peachtree – Boulevard (the "Hairpin Line") has required a fresh look at our vegetation management policy for densely-populated urban areas like the ones associated with this project. The rebuild of the Hairpin Line is being facilitated with five custom designed right-of-way easement documents that limit standard vegetation management practices to specific vegetation management practices for each easement area associated with the project. One or all of these easement types may apply to your particular property, each property is unique.1. Transmission Easement Area
Georgia Power's standard vegetation management practice is applicable. Currently, any species is permissible so long as its height at maturity is less than 15 feet. See our attached guide for recommended permissible species. No vegetation is permissible in an area that impedes ingress and egress.2. Structure Pad Easement Area
Due to the nature of the activities associated with the construction, operation and use of the structure pad area, very limited low-growing vegetation is permissible, mainly ground covers and grasses. Heavy equipment is required to construct, operate, and maintain structures and the transmission line.3. Permanent Slope Easement Area
Due to the nature of construction associated with a permanent slope change, no vegetation is permissible within the permanent slope easement area during construction and soil stabilization time period. After soil stabilization, there are no vegetation restrictions.4. Ingress / Egress Easement Area
Due to the use of an ingress and egress easement area, very limited low-growing vegetation is permissible, mainly ground covers and grasses, within the ingress / egress easement area.5. Temporary Construction Easement Area
Due to the nature of construction activities associated with the rebuild project, no vegetation is permissible within the temporary construction easement area during construction and soil stabilization time period. After soil stabilization, there are no vegetation restrictions.
Georgia Power understands the desire of property owners to maintain plantings on the portions of their properties located within Georgia Power easements. Currently, Georgia Power allows vegetation that reaches a published maximum height of 15 feet or below to be planted on transmission rights-of-way. However, the provision of reliable electric service must remain paramount. The permission for plantings may be modified or revoked, in whole or in part, at any time and from time to time by Georgia Power, in its sole discretion. Current and future rules, regulations and orders of federal and state authorities may also be applicable to and restrict or prohibit plantings. In connection with any such restriction, prohibition, modification or revocation, whether by Georgia Power or pursuant to such rules, regulations or orders, Georgia Power reserves the right to require trimming or removal, at Georgia Power's sole discretion, of plantings previously permitted. If there are any questions to the acceptability of a planting, please contact Georgia Power prior to planting.
For more information download the Recommended Vegetation PDF.
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