When it comes to Union Power, reliability and safety are two of our top priorities. A part of our commitment to providing reliable electricity to our members includes the inspection, clearance and maintenance of trees in right-of-way areas within our system that demonstrate a threat to the safety of our workers, members, equipment, and power lines.
This year, and for 15 consecutive years, Union Power has remained the only electric co-op in the state to be recognized as a Tree Line USA Utility for our focus on proper tree pruning, planting, and care in our five-county service area.
Since the beginning, Union Power has consistently met Tree Line USA standards by:
- Training employees in quality tree-care practices
- Educating the public about planting trees for energy conservation
- Helping homeowners plant appropriate trees near utility lines
Our vegetation management practices have increased our ability to provide safe and reliable service to our members.