NEC works hard every day to provide its members with safe, reliable electricity. NEC has a Right-of-Way Program in place, primarily to assist in providing our members a safe, reliable supply of electricity.
Downed trees and branches are not only a safety hazard, but are also the most frequent cause of power outages. Crews work daily to prune trees and clear rights-of-way of any trees and debris that pose a threat to our power lines. We also spray herbicide to help prevent undergrowth of vegetation. All of these efforts reduce tree-related outages and help to expedite service restoration during storms or inclement weather.