Right-of-way

Right-of-way

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a corridor of land on which electric lines or other equipment may be located. The transmission or distribution system operator may own the land, own an easement, or have certain franchise, prescription, or license rights to construct and maintain lines.

Pros

When established, utility providers can freely access infrastructure on private property.

Cons

Can be taken under eminent domain to install gas pipelines through private property.

Real Talk

Right-of-ways can be a point of control communities can use to limit or benefit energy infrastructure.

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