South Kentucky RECC constantly strives to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to our member-owners. For example, our proactive approach to right-of-way (ROW) maintenance is intended to limit safety and reliability threats posed by trees and other vegetation growing too close to our power lines.
Right-of-way refers to the land we use to construct, maintain, replace, or repair underground and overhead power lines. Periodic clearing of ROW is critical to keeping reliable power flowing to our member-owners.
South Kentucky RECC also cuts and clears ROW for the safety of the public and our lineworkers. We employ a variety of methods and practices that keep our lines clear of vegetation and other debris. And, as a not-for-profit cooperative, South Kentucky RECC strives to provide affordable energy. Effective tree trimming and other vegetation management efforts keep costs down for everyone.
Recently, South Kentucky RECC adopted a new Vegetation Management plan. Under this plan, South Kentucky RECC is committed to a six-year rotation of vegetation management of our individual ROW circuits, and our entire 7,000 miles of power lines will be cut and maintained on a rotational basis, every six years. South Kentucky RECC will begin implementing the new plan in May.
SOUTH KENTUCKY RECC - VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN
ROW VEGETATION MANAGEMENT