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Jellico Electric & Water System
410 S. Main St.
Jellico, TN  37762
Phone:  423-784-8431
    Fax:  423-784-3742

Office Hours 8am - 4pm  MONDAY - FRIDAY

To Report an Outage or Water Leak:  423-784-8431
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Right-of-Way (ROW)

Jellico Electric maintains roughly 300 miles of power lines.  To keep our community safe, ensure reliability and reduce the cost of energy, the Utility maintains a Right-of-Way (ROW) in and along power lines, our substations, and other facilities.

Trees contacting power lines can lead to power outages which are not only inconvenient but also costly.  One tree can create problems for hundreds or thousands of people if distribution or transmission lines are involved, as they are part of a larger system. Most power outages on Jellico Electric's System are caused by trees.

While also responsible for outages, trees and vegetation can become electrically charged through contact with high-voltage distribution lines, resulting in lethal amounts of voltage within the reach of people and pets.  It is the Utility’s responsibility to maintain safety in our community by keeping vegetation a secure distance from power lines and other equipment.

Jellico Electric's Vegetation Management Program not only helps to mitigate safety and reliability concerns, but it also reduces the cost of maintaining the distribution system.  Jellico Electric uses multiple methods to maintain the ROW, through tree trimming or removal and in the near future the application of herbicides.

 Vegetation Management Policy

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