High Voltage Safety Act (Georgia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Georgia|
|Name||High Voltage Safety Act|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Georgia Public Service Commission|
The purpose of the High Voltage Safety Act is to prevent injury to persons and property and interruptions of utility service resulting from accidental or inadvertent contact with high-voltage electric lines by providing that no work shall be done in the vicinity of such lines unless and until the owner or operator thereof has been notified of such work and has taken the appropriate safety measures. The Georgia Public Service Commission requires that anyone doing work in the vicinity of overhead high voltage lines must notify the Utilities Protection Center at least 72 hours in advance, excluding weekends and holidays, to enable the owner or operator of the high-voltage lines to determine the precise tract or parcel of land involved.
|Contact Name||Georgia Public Service Commission|
|Address||244 Washington Street, SW, Atlanta, GA, 30334|
|Contact Name||Utilities Protection Center of Georgia|
|Division||3400 Summit Ridge Pkwy, Duluth, GA, 30096|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Georgia Code 46-3-30|