Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) is responsible for maintaining the integrity and reliability of over 688 miles of high voltage electric transmission lines, which includes managing vegetation on nearly 12,000 acres of rights of way. This system of transmission line rights of way extends throughout the State of Vermont and portions of New Hampshire.
VELCO recognizes its responsibility to maintain its rights of way in the manner that most appropriately balances avoiding unreasonable risk of harm to the environment, neighbors, occupants, workers, and users of the land on which or adjacent to which its rights of way lie, promoting the reliability of the VELCO transmission system, and minimizing the expense of vegetation management over the long term.
It is the policy of VELCO to manage the vegetation growing on its transmission line rights of way in accordance with this Transmission Vegetation Management Plan (TVMP) and all other applicable rules and regulations.
The TVMP is written, implemented and updated every four years following a complete cycle of the transmission system by VELCO’s Supervisor of Right of Way Management.
VELCO commisions Habitat Apprasials of the VETCO DC Line.