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High Voltage Safety Act

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Developer
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Georgia
Program Type 
Safety and Operational Guidelines
Siting and Permitting

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.