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.
Integrated Vegetation Management
Our vegetation management team focuses on maintaining trees and vegetation along distribution and transmission rights of way using coordinated and complementary vegetation control methods.
Distribution Rights of Way
Distribution lines carry electricity from local substations to homes and businesses.
Managing with Herbicides
Overgrown vegetation near power lines and equipment can cause power outages. In some instances, responsibly used herbicides help us control the growth of vegetation in rights of way.
Transmission Rights of Way
Transmission lines are high-capacity power lines that carry electricity from generating stations to local substations.
Plan 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.
Transmission Right-of-Way Restrictions
This list of right-of-way restrictions has been developed to answer the most frequently asked questions about property owner use of Duke Energy’s electric transmission rights of way.
Frequently Asked Questions
View answers to questions about vegetation management and rights of way.
Our Asset Protection group works with homeowners, developers and others to provide information so they understand and follow the right-of-way guidelines and restrictions and the recorded easement documents.