Integrated Vegetation Maintenance Program
ITC maintains an integrated vegetation management program to protect electric reliability and public safety. Trees and high voltage power lines are a hazardous combination. Tree interference with transmission lines is a leading cause of electric power outages and poses a safety threat to the public. Our society depends upon electricity, so outages or blackouts are inconvenient, costly and potentially dangerous. Proper vegetation management is essential to preventing such outages.
ITC’s twice-a-year aerial patrols of the transmission system help the company meet the federal zero-outage vegetation mandate by identifying and addressing potential vegetation threats before they can cause problems.