Tree-Related Outages

Fallen trees and limbs during storms are a major threat to power lines. Because of our aggressive right-of-way maintenance program, the Co-op has seen a 65% reduction in tree-related outages since 2005.

  • Crews clear more than 500 miles of line per year, equivalent to about 1/5 of the Co-op’s service area
  • Union Power is proud to have held the Tree Line USA Utility certification for the last decade. We are the only electric cooperative in the state to earn this distinction.

Wil Ortiz (Manager of Vegetation Management) (704) 220-0717

Carrie Lorenz-Efird (Senior Utility Forester)       (704) 289-3145 ext. 3291