REMC’s Requirements for Underground Clearance

If you have electrical equipment in your yard, please take time to make sure there are no shrubs, plants, or other foliage planted anywhere near the transformer. REMC requires that there be at least 12 feet of clearance in front of the equipment, and at least 3 feet on every side.

Safety and reliability are our main concerns. In the middle of a storm, when your power is out, we need to be able to access your equipment without fighting through bushes or other obstacles. By clearing away obstructions, you can do your part to keep our linemen safe and help REMC continue to deliver the very best service possible.