Vegetation Management

Statement of Purpose/Goals & Objectives

The VEC Vegetation Management Department is responsible for maintaining vegetation that is in close proximity to electric facilities in order to minimize the threat it poses to those facilities, to VEC employees, and the general public. The department takes an environmentally-responsible approach to improve reliability, provide for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of distribution and transmission systems, maximize cost-effectiveness, and enhance member satisfaction. VEC has established a target of attaining a five-year vegetation maintenance cycle on transmission rights-of-way and an eight-year maintenance cycle on distribution rights-of-way. You can view VEC’s latest vegetation management plan (updated every five years) here. You can also read a description of general utility vegetation management practices here. For more information, please contact Sara Packer, VEC Transmission and Distribution Vegetation Management Program Manager at [email protected].