What Is An Easement Agreement or Right-Of-Way?
When building new lines, Ameren typically acquires easements for transmission rights-of-way. An easement is a permanent, legal right to use the property of a landowner for a specific purpose. The easement width is based on the voltage of the line - the higher the voltage, the wider the easement - typically easements are 100 to 150 feet wide, but they can be larger.
Easements typically give Ameren the right to build, operate and maintain a transmission line. Tree trimming and brush removal is an important part of transmission maintenance. Compensation is made to landowners at the time the easement is initially acquired, and the terms of the easement remain in place as property is transferred, or sold, to new owners.
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