AGRICULTURE AND ELECTRICITY NETWORKS

Since 1964, the bodies responsible for the transport and distribution of electrical energy (RTE and ERDF) and the agricultural profession ( Chambers of Agriculture France and FNSEA ) maintain a partnership which is reflected in various memoranda of agreement, particularly for the compensation of damage related to electricity networks.

A joint national commission bringing together the APCA, the FNSEA, RTE and ERDF was set up to monitor the proper implementation of the protocols and other issues relating to the relations between the agricultural world and the electricity transmission and distribution networks.

A power line on my land, how?

When an electricity network project crosses an agricultural parcel, an easement agreement is established for the passage of a power line on parcels belonging to an owner and a given municipality. A payment agreement signed with the operator is associated with this agreement.

Terms of work

While rehabilitation and security works on the lines of the electricity transmission network are increasing, RTE, APCA and FNSEA have found it useful to clarify the work arrangements around the existing lines of the RTE network. .

In order to ensure the maintenance and development of overhead and underground electricity lines , RTE carries out annual vegetation cutting (pruning) to avoid line incidents, painting on pylons, repairs or repairs. equipment changes, line visits …

To prevent the risks associated with the necessary presence of these networks and their damage, the Ministry of Sustainable Development set up in July 2012:

  • one-stop computer networks to identify all the operators present in a given geographical area
  • a new mandatory procedure for reporting work near these networks

Safety rules near an electrical work

  • Respect the safety distances

Always respect a distance of 5 meters between the power line and the person or the machine or the tool or the branch or the top of the tree as part of pruning or slaughtering

  • Avoid maneuvering alone

Under the lines with high-altitude machines, to be guided by a third person who will warn in case of proximity to the power line

  • Keep in mind that the power line is not fixed

Depending on the meteorological conditions (wind, heat, frost) and energy passing through the power line (cable expansion), the position of the power line can change at any time

  • Means of prevention

For any intervention or work under a power line, contact ERDF / RTE

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