Inspections and tree pruning take place year-round throughout PG&E’s 70, square-mile service area. We inspect and monitor every overhead electric transmission and distribution line each year, with some locations inspected multiple times. Crews will apply the new tree clearance requirements at locations identified by the CPUC whereFile Size: KB.
We do not own or maintain these wires, and it's common to see trees and vegetation near them. If you see trees or vegetation growing too close to overhead power lines maintained by PG&E, or to request a free temporary service disconnect, please contact us at Radial clearance (ground level): Remove all flammable material within a foot radius of the pole.
Vertical clearance ( feet): Remove all brush, limbs and foliage of living trees. High-voltage lines clearance (8 feet and above): Remove all dead, diseased and dying limbs and foliage. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Trees that fall into power lines can cause outages and be a serious hazard.
To prevent tree-related outages and accidents, we provide property owners and professional tree workers with a broad range of information and services. And now, PG&E Report It is part of our safety toolkit. Download our mobile application, PG&E Report It, to report non-emergency safety concerns related to PG&E electrical equipment. With the app, you can submit a photo of tree limbs, branches or other vegetation that pose a potential risk to PG&E.
Sep 02, Description of Clearance. Distance (min) Clearance in front of the transformer. Meter. Between Two pad mounted transformers (including Cooling fin) Meter. Between Transformer and Trees, shrubs, vegetation (for unrestricted natural cooling) Meter. The edge of the concrete transformer pad to nearest the building.