Transmission Line Right-of-Way
Entergy’s transmission lines, which operate at voltages from 69kV to 500kV,
provide reliable bulk power service to retail, commercial and industrial
Trained transmission line and vegetation right-of-way personnel inspect these
lines at scheduled intervals.
These inspections identify all encroachments, including trees, buildings,
antennas and other structures that represent a risk to reliable operation. The
company then mitigates those threats to the system as appropriate.
Entergy’s contractors remove identified encroachments following the provisions
established and recorded in right-of-way easements. These permits and
servitudes grant Entergy the right to maintain, clear and keep clear a
specified right-of-way width along its transmission lines.
Entergy’s compliance obligation
Entergy is required by multiple regulatory agencies to comply with clearance
requirements, which vary depending on voltage. Entergy is subject to
significant fines and penalties if service or operation is affected by trees
growing on or within established rights-of-way or if encroachments are not
removed in a timely manner.
This obligation includes maintaining proper clearances in residential, rural
and industrial areas.
Proper Right-of-Way management supports reliability
We work at maintaining transmission line rights-of-way not just to stay in
compliance with required standards, but also because we know that vegetation
encroaching on a transmission line might mean our customers’ lights might go
Everything we do is aimed at ensuring continued reliable service to our