In the battle against power outages, right-of-way clearing is the Co-op's most effective weapon. A right-of-way (ROW) refers to the strip of land underneath and around power lines that NHEC has the right to access for vegetation maintenance purposes. Property owners of land on which NHEC holds a ROW often have questions about how the land can be used and how NHEC goes about keeping its ROWs clear.
Each year, NHEC spends nearly $2 million clearing approximately 340 miles of land beneath power lines. In addition, NHEC has a Danger Trees program that identifies trees outside of the 30 foot right-of way (15 feet on either side of the line) and removes them if they are deemed a threat to fall on power lines.
Available at the right of this page is a schedule that identifies where ROW clearing is occurring or will be occurring. This schedule will be updated in the middle of each month to reflect the most recent work being done. Also, see our guide to ROW clearing (Clearing the Way), which details the Co-op's right of way clearing policies and practices.
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