Summary of the Impact of Structures on Transmission Line Easements Video
– Hi, I’m Philip Hundl, I like to take you out every once in a while and get some onsite video. What I want to show you are the large structures supporting these high voltage transmission lines so you can understand how the structures affect transmission line easements.
When we’re talking about these high voltage transmission lines, it’s really important to know what kinds of structures are planned for your property by the power company. We’d want to know the types of structures are they’re contemplating and how many structures you would have on your property. Those are things that we like to try to know and include in the easement agreement.
There are lots of different structures that can be used in these high voltage transmission lines. You can see on this property how it is affected by these structures and the number of structures on the property. These structures determine what the landowners can do with the property, and they limit the landowner’s use of the property. The placement of structures in transmission line easements can limit the productivity of your land, and it can damage the remainder of your property that’s not in the easement area.
We’ve heard a lot about the CenterPoint Bailey to Jones Creek project. Behind me is the Bailey substation of CenterPoint. It’s fairly new — it was built several years ago. It is a very large structure and takes up several acres. We’re in the extreme corner of Wharton County, near the Matagorda County line, near Lane City Texas. So this is the one end of the project. The other end of the project will be at Jones Creek, near Freeport. This is a new substation site. CenterPoint has various sites around this part of Wharton County and approximately a mile from here is another smaller CenterPoint substation with AEP.
We always talk about structures in negotiating transmission line easements. If the easement is going to cross your property, you should know the kind of effect it will have on your use of the property. This is a good example right in front of me. There are two large structures in this section of the easement running into this substation. You can see that CenterPoint actually has single structures away from the substation, and there are two structures in the transmission line easement close to the substation.
The large high voltage transmission line structures in the field are probably about 50 feet into the field. Then we’ve got a dual structure right in front of me that we’re looking at right here. It’s a massive structure, and you can tell, as I’m panning up and down, how it affects this particular property. At least for now, this land is used for agricultural purposes and row crops. You can see how it affects the farmer’s use of the property having to farm around these large structures.
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An experienced landowner condemnation rights attorney can help you account for the damage caused by the transmission line easement crossing your land. That damage is not confined to the property within the easement. The remainder of your property is also damaged by the high voltage transmission line and the electromagnetic field that it generates.