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  • Temporary Disconnection for Tree Work
    Communication Tools Help Managing My Account Billing Payments Making Service Requests Outages Safety Downed Power Lines Electrical Emergency Using Electricity Safely Scams and Fraud Maintaining Trees Digging Near Underground Lines Selecting the Right Tree for the Location Homeowner Rights Responsibilities Why We Prune Trees How Trees are Pruned Why Some Trees Are Removed Vegetation Management Contractors New Jersey Vegetation Management Temporary Disconnection for Tree Work Storm Damage Downed Lines Safety Requirements Standards Nationally Recognized Practices Maintaining Transmission Rights of Way Maintaining Habitats with Herbicides Wood Disposal Stump Removal Report Tree Problem Real Estate High Voltage Info Saving Energy Communication Tools Pennsylvania Smart Meters Contact Center Useful Brochures Forms Safety Maintaining Trees Near Lines Temporary Disconnection f Temporary Disconnection for Tree Work If a tree being pruned or removed is located close to your home s service wires it might be necessary for safety reasons to temporarily disconnect your power If so you will be notified in person or by a door card of when the disconnection is expected to take place and how long it will last Sometimes a property owner wants to perform or hire a private contractor to perform tree pruning or removal not related to our vegetation management efforts In such cases safety requirements established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 known as OSHA Requirements for the tree care industry must be followed This is particularly important when tree work takes place near electric lines and equipment In such cases safety guidelines may require power lines to be temporarily disconnected until the work is completed To help in such situations we offer a Temporary Disconnect Service at your request for a nominal fee To request a temporary disconnection please contact us or call your FirstEnergy electric operating company Either way please contact us several

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/safety/trees/temporary-disconnect-tree-work.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Storm Damage & Downed Lines
    Electricity Safely Scams and Fraud Maintaining Trees Digging Near Underground Lines Selecting the Right Tree for the Location Homeowner Rights Responsibilities Why We Prune Trees How Trees are Pruned Why Some Trees Are Removed Vegetation Management Contractors New Jersey Vegetation Management Temporary Disconnection for Tree Work Storm Damage Downed Lines Safety Requirements Standards Nationally Recognized Practices Maintaining Transmission Rights of Way Maintaining Habitats with Herbicides Wood Disposal Stump Removal Report Tree Problem Real Estate High Voltage Info Saving Energy Communication Tools Pennsylvania Smart Meters Contact Center Useful Brochures Forms Safety Maintaining Trees Near Lines Storm Damage Downed Lines Storm Damage Downed Lines Our vegetation management program helps minimize storm damage and power outages However the program does not clean up trees and limbs downed by storms When emergency efforts to restore power require the removal of trees or limbs from power lines the trees or limbs are left in as safe a manner as conditions allow Cleaning up debris left by storms or emergency restoration work is the responsibility of property owners Important safety note Downed power lines are serious safety hazards Adults should remind young children to stay away from all power lines and anything touching the lines Downed power lines may still carry electricity and coming into contact with live current is life threatening Report downed power lines immediately to your local police or fire department and to us To report a power line down call our Contact Center immediately For more electrical tips and guidelines visit Safety Identifying types of lines Identifying power telephone and cable television lines on a utility pole can be confusing As a general rule of thumb electric lines are usually located at the top of the pole furthest from the ground Cable TV and telephone lines typically run closer to the ground

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/safety/trees/storm-damage-downed-lines.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Nationally Recognized Practices
    Emergency Using Electricity Safely Scams and Fraud Maintaining Trees Digging Near Underground Lines Selecting the Right Tree for the Location Homeowner Rights Responsibilities Why We Prune Trees How Trees are Pruned Why Some Trees Are Removed Vegetation Management Contractors New Jersey Vegetation Management Temporary Disconnection for Tree Work Storm Damage Downed Lines Safety Requirements Standards Nationally Recognized Practices Maintaining Transmission Rights of Way Maintaining Habitats with Herbicides Wood Disposal Stump Removal Report Tree Problem Real Estate High Voltage Info Saving Energy Communication Tools Pennsylvania Smart Meters Contact Center Useful Brochures Forms Safety Maintaining Trees Near Lines Nationally Recognized Pra Nationally Recognized Practices For seventeen consecutive years FirstEnergy has been recognized as a Tree Line USA utility by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters The awards recognize the tree care programs run by FirstEnergy s 10 electric utility companies in Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia and Maryland The Tree Line USA program honors utilities that strive to promote the dual goals of dependable utility service and abundant healthy trees along America s streets and highways To achieve the Tree Line USA designation companies must meet five program standards Follow industry criteria for

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/safety/trees/nationally-recognized-practices.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Maintaining Transmission Rights-of-Way
    Making Service Requests Outages Safety Downed Power Lines Electrical Emergency Using Electricity Safely Scams and Fraud Maintaining Trees Digging Near Underground Lines Selecting the Right Tree for the Location Homeowner Rights Responsibilities Why We Prune Trees How Trees are Pruned Why Some Trees Are Removed Vegetation Management Contractors New Jersey Vegetation Management Temporary Disconnection for Tree Work Storm Damage Downed Lines Safety Requirements Standards Nationally Recognized Practices Maintaining Transmission Rights of Way Maintaining Habitats with Herbicides Wood Disposal Stump Removal Report Tree Problem Real Estate High Voltage Info Saving Energy Communication Tools Pennsylvania Smart Meters Contact Center Useful Brochures Forms Safety Maintaining Trees Near Lines Maintaining Transmission Maintaining Transmission Rights of Way FirstEnergy s long distance high voltage transmission lines provide power to thousands of our customers and are vital reliability links with other utilities across the country Keeping our transmission rights of way free of unwanted trees and other vegetation is very important to providing reliable and safe electric service Vegetation management schedule Vegetation management crews maintain our transmission rights of way every 5 years or so Transmission right of way widths vary according to the voltage of the transmission line and by the easement rights obtained when the line was built Usually trees located within the right of way that interfere or may potentially interfere with the operation of transmission facilities are removed This may be accomplished using power saws EPA approved herbicides mechanical equipment or a combination of methods Trees and shrubs Trees located beyond the edge of the right of way that potentially may interfere with transmission facilities are evaluated to determine whether pruning or removal is required Trees adjacent to the right of way that are unhealthy leaning or significantly encroaching the right of way are also pruned or removed Compatible shrubs that do not

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/safety/trees/transmission-right-of-way.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Maintaining Habitats with Herbicides
    Help Managing My Account Billing Payments Making Service Requests Outages Safety Downed Power Lines Electrical Emergency Using Electricity Safely Scams and Fraud Maintaining Trees Digging Near Underground Lines Selecting the Right Tree for the Location Homeowner Rights Responsibilities Why We Prune Trees How Trees are Pruned Why Some Trees Are Removed Vegetation Management Contractors New Jersey Vegetation Management Temporary Disconnection for Tree Work Storm Damage Downed Lines Safety Requirements Standards Nationally Recognized Practices Maintaining Transmission Rights of Way Maintaining Habitats with Herbicides Wood Disposal Stump Removal Report Tree Problem Real Estate High Voltage Info Saving Energy Communication Tools Pennsylvania Smart Meters Contact Center Useful Brochures Forms Safety Maintaining Trees Near Lines Maintaining Habitats with Maintaining Habitats with Herbicides Years of experience and study show that the safest and most efficient way to keep electric rights of way clear of trees and brush is through the careful use of herbicides FirstEnergy uses a selective herbicide program that assures safe and easy access for our service and maintenance needs while preserving natural surroundings including wildlife habitat for all to enjoy With less competition for moisture sunlight and nutrients a meadow like setting filled with beneficial grasses and wildflowers thrives Studies show this actually enhances wildlife habitat by promoting grasses low growing shrubs and other ground cover preferred by birds deer and other small animals Safe for people and animals The herbicides FirstEnergy uses work on enzymes found only within plants not people or animals These compounds enter through leaves and stems to control the plant from the inside What s more the products we use have undergone years of testing The EPA approves such products for use only after determining they will not adversely affect people animals or the environment when properly applied Certified applicators FirstEnergy requires crews that apply herbicides to

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/safety/trees/maintaining-habitats-herbicides.html (2016-02-13)
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  • Wood Disposal & Stump Removal
    Home Protect Your Home Help Manage My Account Billing Payments Making Service Requests Outages Safety Saving Energy Useful Brochures Forms Communication Tools Help Managing My Account Billing Payments Making Service Requests Outages Safety Downed Power Lines Electrical Emergency Using Electricity Safely Scams and Fraud Maintaining Trees Digging Near Underground Lines Selecting the Right Tree for the Location Homeowner Rights Responsibilities Why We Prune Trees How Trees are Pruned Why Some Trees Are Removed Vegetation Management Contractors New Jersey Vegetation Management Temporary Disconnection for Tree Work Storm Damage Downed Lines Safety Requirements Standards Nationally Recognized Practices Maintaining Transmission Rights of Way Maintaining Habitats with Herbicides Wood Disposal Stump Removal Report Tree Problem Real Estate High Voltage Info Saving Energy Communication Tools Pennsylvania Smart Meters Contact Center Useful Brochures Forms Safety Maintaining Trees Near Lines Wood Disposal Stump Removal Wood Disposal Stump Removal After a tree is pruned or removed small tree limbs and branches are run through a chipper and hauled away Wood chips are available free of charge in areas where our vegetation management crews are working Chips are available only by the truckload approximately 10 cubic yards enough to cover a 10 foot x 100 foot area 3 4 inches deep If one of our vegetation management crews is working in your area and you want to arrange for delivery please contact us Wood that is too large for the chipper is cut into manageable lengths and left on the property near the base of the tree Disposal or use of all such wood is the property owner s responsibility In most cases stumps will be cut off flush with the ground Trees that are located in fencerows or that contain metal cement rocks etc will be cut above the interfering material Generally vegetation management crews do not remove

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/safety/trees/wood-stump-disposal.html (2016-02-13)
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  • For Your Home
    Home Beware of Scams Maintaining Trees High Voltage Info Using Backup Generators Save Energy Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland Products Save Time Save Money Improve Your Home Protect Your Home Help Manage My Account Billing Payments Making Service Requests Outages Safety Saving Energy Useful Brochures Forms Communication Tools Ohio For Your Home For Your Business Save Energy Ohio For Your Home For Your Home FirstEnergy s Ohio utilities offer the following programs and resources to help eligible residential customers manage their energy use Easy Cool Rewards Community Connections For low income customers Your participation in these programs reduces demand for electricity which results in the creation of energy efficiency resource credits Through your participation in these programs you agree to allow your utility to take ownership of and sell these credits to reduce the costs charged to our customers to administer energy efficiency programs Click here for information about energy efficiency programs we have offered in the past Last Modified February 8 2016 Review additional resources that can help you understand your energy use and costs Energy Efficiency Tools Tips Products Home Energy Analyzer More Than 100 Ways to Improve Your Electric Bill Understanding Electricity Usage Costs Online

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/save_energy/save_energy_ohio/for_your_home.html (2016-02-13)
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  • For Your Business
    Downed Power Lines Safety in the Home Beware of Scams Maintaining Trees High Voltage Info Using Backup Generators Save Energy Ohio Pennsylvania New Jersey West Virginia Maryland Products Save Time Save Money Improve Your Home Protect Your Home Help Manage My Account Billing Payments Making Service Requests Outages Safety Saving Energy Useful Brochures Forms Communication Tools Ohio For Your Home For Your Business Save Energy Ohio For Your Business For Your Business FirstEnergy s Ohio utilities offer the following programs and resources to help eligible business customers manage their energy use Mercantile Customer Program Large C I Customer Opt Out Your participation in these programs reduces demand for electricity which results in the creation of energy efficiency resource credits Through your participation in these programs you agree to allow your utility to take ownership of and sell these credits to reduce the costs charged to our customers to administer energy efficiency programs Click here for information about energy efficiency programs we have offered in the past Last Modified February 8 2016 Energy Efficiency Tools Tips Products Business Energy Analyzer More Than 100 Ways to Improve Your Electric Bill Understanding Electricity Usage Costs Online Store compare purchase energy saving products FirstEnergy

    Original URL path: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/save_energy/save_energy_ohio/for_your_business.html (2016-02-13)
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