Mon Power continues vegetation management work in West Virginia

Mon Power, a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., is continuing its vegetation management work across its 34-county service area, primarily in north-central West Virginia, as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability.

So far, Mon Power has paid out $34 million to tree contractors who have trimmed more than 1,535 circuit miles of electric lines. An additional 2,400 miles is expected to be completed by year's end.

During the summer months, Mon Power will be conducting vegetation management in rural areas served by each of its line shop locations, including Clarksburg, Weston-Buckhannon, Elkins, Franklin, Marlinton, Fairmont, Morgantown, Kingwood, Weirton, Parkersburg, Harrisville, Sistersville, Gassaway, Spencer, Webster Springs, Glenville, Fairlea, and Hinton.

The tree trimming and vegetation management work is done to ensure proper clearances around electric circuits and equipment and help reduce tree-related outages, particularly during severe weather. Vegetation is inspected and trees are pruned in a manner that preserves the health of the tree, while also maintaining safe and reliable electric service for customers. In some cases, trees that present a danger or are diseased may also be removed.

As part of its notification process, Mon Power works with municipalities to inform officials of vegetation management schedules. In addition, landowners where vegetation work is to be performed are notified prior to the start of work.

All vegetation management work is conducted to national standards by Mon Power's certified forestry contractors, including Asplundh Tree Experts and Jaflo, Inc.

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