Right-of-Way Clearing Specifications
Clark Energy's right-of-way specifications call for clearing a 40' width on the main single-phase power lines (20' from each side of the center line) or 48' on multi-phase lines (24' from each side of center) with additional cutting of danger trees where required. A danger tree, dead or alive, is a tree that is considered likely to fall onto the main lines.
Service lines will be maintained in such a manner as to prevent the lines from rubbing against adjacent trees, but trees and limbs above the lines will not be removed as they are the responsibility of the landowner. Service lines will be temporarily removed at no cost if the landowner needs to cut any trees or limbs around service wires. Trees will not be trimmed around security lights.
Is permission of the property owner necessary before doing tree work?
Provisions of right-of-way easements grant Clark Energy the authority to trim trees without property owner permission to provide for a safe and reliable electric system.
Storm-related trimming and debris.
When trees fall or break during or after a storm-related event that causes or prevents the restoration of power through Clark Energy's facilities, Clark Energy will perform the necessary pruning or cutting to clear its facilities to restore power.
All debris during or after a storm-related power interruption--either within or outside--of Clark Energy's maintenance easement, will be left on the premises. The disposal of limbs and or stumpage, logs, brush are the responsibility of the property owner.