Essential Energy will soon begin its vegetation management in North and East Tamworth through to Nemingha, as part of its routine maintenance on more than 200,000 kilometres of powerlines covering 95 per cent of NSW and parts of Southern Queensland.
"Keeping the power on is only possible with a safe and reliable electricity network," Operations Manager Northern Tablelands, Mark Summers, said.
"Managing the vegetation that's growing close to powerlines plays a crucial role in maintaining reliable power and community safety.
"Our specialist contractors do everything they can to strike a balance between keeping the local trees and bushes, and maintaining reliable power supply for the community."
Essential Energy uses directional pruning techniques that remove branches growing towards a powerline and encourage re-growth away from the power network.
Contractors also comply with operational protocols which have been developed to ensure everyone's safety during the pandemic, including complying with social distancing requirements.
Weather permitting, the program will commence in early August.
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