Georgia Power has easement rights to the majority of its utility corridors; in fact, very few miles of transmission rights-of-way are company-owned.
Certain uses of Georgia Power easements or property will not interfere with the transmission right-of-way as long as standards of use are observed. Agricultural, horticultural or grazing activities are authorized by the underlying property owner, but will be monitored by our crews. These uses do not require a written agreement except when they are proposed on property owned by the company in fee.
An encroachment of Georgia Power's right-of-way is any use or activity within the transmission right-of-way that restricts (in any way) the full use or purpose for which the right-of-way was established.
General consideration should be given to maintain a minimum undisturbed area within a 25-foot radius from the structure and/or attachment locations. Additional space may be required if circumstances warrant. Any use should always
Georgia Power will accommodate reasonable uses of our easements and fee property. Uses that interfere with, obstruct, restrict or endanger the use of our rights-of-way, fee property and transmission facilities will not be permitted in order to preserve our right to construct, replace, operate, maintain, reconstruct and access power and communication lines in a safe and timely manner.
The following activities are examples of uses that may be permitted provided certain standards are observed and an agreement is properly executed:
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The following are examples of uses that are not permissible:
These uses may be permitted under specified circumstances:
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