PECO is committed to providing customers with reliable electric service. Trees and other vegetation cause about one third of all electric outages. Preventative pruning around aerial power lines is vital to providing reliable electric service.
PECO’s vegetation management crews are trained in proper arboricultural pruning techniques, which meet the standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These standards take into account the type and location of the tree in relation to the overhead wires and the health of the tree. PECO notifies property owners prior to work beginning in each community. Areas where line clearance work is completed experience fewer outages and a significant improvement in electric reliability.
PECO maintains two distinct types of electric rights-of-way. Electric transmission rights-of-way carry power from power generation stations to substations, and electric distribution rights-of-way carry power from substations to customers. Find out more about the maintenance of the two types of right-of-way below.
In addition, you can download our factsheet(pdf) to give you a quick view of the different maintenance programs.