Treat electricity with caution and respect


If you see a broken power line, DO NOT touch it.  Stay away from it and call 911.

Read on for safety guidelines which apply to any power line, including smaller distribution lines that serve electricity to your home or business, and transmission lines such as those Great River Energy builds.

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Stay safe when flying kites, building fires or hunting. Take caution during lightning storms.

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Machinery and vehicles

Dos and don’ts regarding farm equipment, trucks and automobiles.

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Building or planting

Proper clearances around power lines are required.

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Copper theft awareness

Learn about copper theft and what you can do to help prevent it.

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Irrigation and watering

Never allow a solid stream of water to hit a power line wire.

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Different safety guidelines apply to electric and non-electric fences.

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Safe practices

We use safe practices and follow NERC and NESC standards.

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Substation arc flash


View a list of the personal protective equipment required for arc flash protection at each of our members’ distribution substations.

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