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What Does it Take to Keep America’s Power Flowing?
As we mentioned in our June blog post, there have been a number of widespread and disruptive power outages across the nation nearly every year — events that our utilities actively try to prevent. Our American power grid, comprising the East coast grid, West coast grid, and the Texas grid, has been described as the biggest machine in the world. It provides more than $400 billion in electricity to customers every year using almost 7 million miles of transmission and distribution lines.

What Causes Mass Power Outages?
As Americans, we have grown comfortable in the knowledge that when we flip a light switch, it will turn on. We use electricity every day to power our homes and businesses and we expect it to be there when we need it. That’s because our electric grid is an amazing piece of infrastructure. Composed of over 450,000 miles of high voltage transmission lines, it provides reliable power to over 140 million residential and commercial customers.

Is the Power Company Allowed on My Property?
Both residential and commercial property owners often have questions when it comes to utilities such as the power company having access to their property.
The short answer? Yes, they are allowed on your property if your property has a utility easement.