Planned Outage Request. Pepco will, in certain cases, stop the electricity flowing through the power lines near the tree(s) in question, allowing a private contractor to work around de-energized lines. Please contact us at and request a planned outage to see if this is an option for you.
There is no charge for this inquiry or for de-energizing the lines if agreed upon by Pepco.
Pepco and our contractors follow specific pruning standards. Request Service Call our Customer Care Hotline or complete our online form to request tree and vegetation services.
Tree Pruning Tree pruning is a critical part of our responsibility to deliver safe and reliable electric service. We have developed an effective tree maintenance program to meet state and federal regulations for minimum clearances between trees and power lines. The work our licensed, professional foresters and contract tree-pruning experts. Vegetation Management Schedule. Our tree pruning map is an interactive guide to when and where we plan to conduct tree pruning over the next several months.
If your property will be affected, we will notify you directly. To find out if we'll be working in your area, enter your address below: This map reflects tree pruning along our. PECO has an extensive maintenance program in place which helps keep lines clear for distribution and transmission rights-of-way. If you require assistance with tree and vegetation services, please submit a Service Request.
For your safety, do not climb trees or trim trees that are located near power lines. Always keep children away from trees that are near power lines. The property owner may want to have trees removed to avoid the need for future periodic pruning. Small"volunteer" trees or trees inappropriately planted too close to lines are good candidates for removal.
Pepco will be happy to review possible candidates on a case by case basis. Thank you for your interest in the Pepco Right Tree, Right Place program. You can request trees through this online form. First, we will schedule a consultation.
Once approved, Casey Trees will plant the resident’s selected trees during the spring or fall planting seasons. You may also choose to apply for free trees through our Riversmart homes shrubhauling.barted Reading Time: 2 mins. Trees and Power Lines. PECO's commitment to electricity reliability goes beyond maintaining the poles and lines themselves- it extends to the trees surrounding overhead power lines.