During or following your conversation with a planner, we’ll provide you with a summary of actions, or to-dos, that need to be completed (some by you and some by us). Some questions and actions that may follow your conversation include:
Preparing a right-of-way for power line installation
You are responsible for clearing the right-of-way of tall trees and/or shrubs that could pose safety hazards or could grow and damage electrical equipment. The right-of-way must be cleared to adhere to our trim width requirements. A planner will review right of way requirements for your site. Typical clearances are 12 meters (40 feet) for high voltage lines, and 5 meters (16 feet) for service lines that goes to your house. This gives the tree enough room to sway with the wind or bend with the weight of snow and ice without threatening an outage.
Do you require temporary power during construction?
If so, your electrician will take care of the installation and you will require approval from one of our wiring inspectors before it can be connected.
Is a grant of easement required?
These documents are necessary if we need to access property that is not owned by you. In addition, we also require a grant of easement for multi-pole line extensions on your own property. You are responsible for completing the grant of easement form, signing it or having it signed by the neighbour who has the property right-of-way, and registering it at the Land Registration Office. A property sketch must be attached to your grant of easement.
How do I get a property sketch?
The Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors can provide you with a location certificate of the property and a sketch. They are the only group authorized in Nova Scotia to certify the boundaries of your property. If your property has been migrated to the new land registration system, an authorized lawyer will have to register the document for you. Otherwise, you can go to the Land Registration Office, file a form, and pay a fee to have your document registered
Does rock need to be broken for pole installation?
To install poles, we might need to break rock. You may choose to hire someone to break the hole open or we will send one of our contractors at your cost.