We Trim Trees for Reliability
Storms and high winds are the leading cause of power outages. Trees that are
too close to power lines can interrupt electric service, damage our
infrastructure, and create dangerous situations when the lines go down. A
single tree-to-wire contact may interrupt electric service to hundreds of
homes and businesses. If electric service is lost to medical facilities, water
systems, traffic lights, or emergency service providers, the results can
seriously impact the community.
One of the best ways to reduce interruption to electric service is by
maintaining adequate clearance between power lines and trees by trimming or
removing trees that are too close to the power lines. Entergy performs only
the work needed to maintain reliable electric service.