Duke Energy Progress
What is a Right of Way?
We have a responsibility to deliver power safely and reliably. To do this, we must remove any natural growth that could pose a danger to the power lines and public safety.
Distribution Rights of Way
Distribution lines carry power from local substations to homes and businesses.
Transmission Rights of Way
Transmission lines are high-capacity power lines that transport electricity from generating stations out into communities.
Maintaining trees and vegetation along distribution and transmission rights of way helps reduce outages and enhances safety for customers, as well as our employees and contractors.
Managing with Herbicides
Overgrown vegetation near power lines and equipment can pose safety hazards and cause avoidable power outages. The use of herbicides is one method we use to control the growth of vegetation in rights of way.
Before You Plant
Before you plant a tree or shrub, make sure the location is out of the way of overhead and underground power lines and other utilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions about rights of way.