When working outdoors, please be aware of the dangers of working near overhead power lines.
These power lines are not insulated, and they carry enough energy to cause serious injury or even death. Keep ladders and other equipment at least 10 feet away at all times. If you see a downed line, keep everyone away and call us immediately at
Trees enhance the quality of life in every community by converting carbon dioxide to oxygen and keeping the air clean. However, diseased and/or weakened trees, along with trees planted and growing near power lines, can contribute to power outages when they come in contact with overhead electric lines. National Grid's goal is to ensure everyone's safety and deliver reliable energy. Electric Utilities transfer energy locally and along rights-of-way.
Distribution lines are generally wood poles running along roads and connecting to homes and businesses.
Transmission lines are larger wood or steel poles and transfer high voltage power along cleared rights-of-way across the landscape or behind homes.
Distribution Vegetation Management