Trees, Vegetation & Power
We take a proactive approach to vegetation control to reduce power outages caused by trees & branches falling on power lines during severe wind and weather events. There are approximately 1,000 kilometers of powerlines in our distribution system. The service territory is divided into sections, and several sections are completed each year. It takes about 4 years for us to work-through the entire GSH service territory. For the safety of everyone, 3m (10ft) of clear space around power lines is required. Trees or branches that touch a power line can become energized, and that can be harmful, even fatal, to both people and pets.More Information: Tree Planting and Trimming Near Overhead Electrical Infrastructure
Need a tree trimmed or cut down on your property and it’s close to hydro lines?
If it is close to the hydro line, contact us and we’ll clear high risk vegetation so you or your contractor can then finish the job safely.
One of our representatives will meet with you and look at the tree to ensure it is safe for you to do the trimming yourself. If it’s not, we will dispatch a crew to clear it for you.
Looking for more information regarding clearances and powerlines?
Communication between all parties involved in the design, construction, renovation, use and maintenance of structures near electrical infrastructure is key to ensuring safety. Here are some helpful documents that will provide you with essential information to get you started.Clearances to Overhead Electrical Infrastructure Clearances to Underground Infrastructure (EN & FR) Clearances for Swimming Pools