In an effort to provide maximum benefit and protection to our members and their property, Guernsey-Muskingum Electric utilizes an extensive, system-wide right-of-way (ROW) program. Providing our members with safe and reliable power is one of our top priorities. Trees coming in contact with power lines is the most common cause of blinks and outages and are dangerous.
Our ROW program consists of tree pruning and removal, cutting, mowing, and spraying. Guernsey-Muskingum Electric seeks right-of-way easements of 40 feet, 20 feet on either side of electric lines – ground to sky. Maintaining this clearance helps reduce tree maintenance costs, efficiently restore power outages, and safely perform line maintenance.
Plan for the Future When Planting
When planting, be sure to look up and take note of any near power lines. Also, make sure to call Ohio Utilities Protection Services to have underground utilities marked before you dig.
If you have questions or concerns about our ROW program or have trees that appear to be growing into power lines, contact us or call 1-800-521-9879 – never prune trees near power lines yourself.