Trees and power lines are not supposed to get within 6 feet of each other. During storms, branches can take down a line, knocking out power to thousands. A strong breeze will push a cable with 25,000 volts running through it up against a tree, potentially causing a fire.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.