How Hoosier Energy works to keep vegetation away from power lines

Safe and reliable transmission of electricity is at the core of the Hoosier Energy vegetation management program.

Trees or other woody-stemmed vegetation growing too close to power lines can cause extensive power outages and damage as well as pose serious fire and safety hazards to the public if the trees come in contact with energized power lines.

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• Rights-of-way maintained by Hoosier Energy range from 100 to 250 feet based on the voltage of the line. This is shown as the space between the blue dashed lines in the illustration above.

• High loads, hot weather and icy conditions can cause electric lines to sag while high winds can cause lines to sway.

• Hoosier Energy proactively manages vegetation to adhere to minimum vegetation clearance distances set by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

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