Vegetation Management

Vegetation Management 2018-05-11T18:31:51+00:00

Vegetation Management Program

Battle River Power Coop has a comprehensive Vegetation Management Program to manage vegetation growing around power lines.

Maintaining designated vegetation clearances around energized power lines, structures, and equipment is important for system reliability. Our program promotes safety, reduces power outages and improves power quality. Battle River Power Coop has an obligation under the Alberta Electrical Utility Code (AEUC) Fifth Edition and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) to maintain the vegetation around overhead power lines to a safe and legislated distance.

Our Program Includes:
Tree pruning
Tree removals
Mulching
Herbicide Treatment

Power lines are patrolled for vegetation concerns.  Work will be identified on a Landowner consent and brought to the attention of the landowner for authorization.  If you have missed the consenter, please be sure you connect with them via the contact information provided (voice mail or on-site notification). Consenters may also be called if you have further questions. We appreciate your patience as there is often a varied amount of time between our consenters visit with you and the crews arriving on site to complete the work.

PLEASE REMEMBER – ONLY CERTIFIED UTILITY EMPLOYEES AND
CONTRACTORS ARE ALLOWED TO WORK ON OR AROUND ENERGIZED POWER LINES.

Members can help the Coop control the costs of vegetation management through the careful selection and planting of vegetation. For more information, view Advice & Tips – Vegetation Management. Members are responsible for:

Choosing vegetation that will not encroach on power equipment when mature. Please reference Advice & Tips – Smart Planting Zones
Allowing six meters of clearance from the ‘drip line’ (outer edge of mature vegetation) to any system energized lines or structures.
Maintaining safe distance vegetation growth around all secondary lines/member-owned equipment on their respective property.

Please contact Battle River Power Coop (1-877-428-3972) to discuss options for managing vegetation growth.

Vegetation Management Schedules


Year Vegetation Mechanical Program Schedule – Area
2018 Fort, Strawhill, Angus Ridge, Evergreen, Viking,  Fredericksheim

Year Vegetation Spray Program Schedule – Area
2018 Hampton, Neutral, Chipman, South and West Daysland