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Wednesday, June 29, 6 pm

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Benefits

  • Maintains current right of way
  • New structures located in the same general location as existing structures
  • Complies with mandatory standards to ensure safety, reliability and to meet future needs
  • Minimizes impact to the community and environment
  • Replaces aging infrastructure

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Danger Trees

Identifying danger trees in the electric transmission right of way is an important step in the preconstruction process. Danger trees are trees located outside the right of way that have the potential to fall within 10 feet of the proposed transmission line. Removing this vegetation is necessary to maintain safe and dependable electric service in your community.

In late March, a certified pilot conducted danger tree surveys along the 15.2-mile electric transmission line between Bristers and Minnieville substations using an FAA-registered drone. Utilizing drones to identify danger trees is safe, efficient, accurate, and leaves a small carbon footprint.

Picture of a drone flying over a field

Key Information

  • Flights were conducted on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Noise levels were minimal during flight, though they were moderate during takeoff and landing.
  • Drones flew at an approximate height of 200 to 300 feet.
  • Drones were FAA-registered and operated by certified drone pilots.
  • Fixed-wing drones were used for surveys. Please see the reference photo for an example.

Construction-Related Impacts

Aging Infrastructure

60-80 Years

The equipment has been in service for 60-80 years and needs to be replaced.

Traffic

There may be some traffic delays.

Noise

Noise levels will be moderate; permits are in place.

Environment

This project may have limited environmental impacts.

Neighborhood

Access to surrounding neighborhoods may be impacted.

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