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07/12/2021
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.
 

06/25/2021
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.
 

05/10/2021
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.

04/30/2021
New name. Same great team.
With our expanding business and ever-growing list of customers, the “residential” part of our Townsend Residential name no longer fit the entirety of the clientele we served. Luckily, whether we are serving our trusted residential patrons or growing new life for our commercial customers, our team of talented arborists who continue to put customers first has not changed. In fact, our inspiration for the new name and brand was centered around this very idea.

04/12/2021
Who Should I Call When the Power Goes Out?
This winter, the United States experienced wide-ranging power outages due to winter storm Uri — outages (check out our blog about Uri here) that ranged from complete blackouts to rolling blackouts in various areas of the country.

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