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Our preventative programs help keep you powered

At PEC, we take pride in providing safe, affordable, and reliable power to more than 1 million Central Texans. Whether we’re pruning trees to prevent an outage, or soaring the sky to keep you safe, we’re constantly working to provide the very best. Here’s a peek at our year-round programs that help save you money and keep the lights on.

Tree Trimming

Trees contacting power lines can cause fires, outages, or worse. Our Vegetation Maintenance team trims trees on a three- to five-year rotation to keep the lights on and our members safe.

Pole inspection

Through our Pole Test and Treat program, we inspect and treat 40,000 of our 407,000 electric poles each year, preventing service interruptions and saving money by extending pole life.

Voltage regulator maintenance

Voltage regulators run 24 hours a day to send the correct voltage through our lines. We monitor their condition using dissolved gas analysis, which allows us to identify and fix issues before they can cause outages.

High-tech tools

Whether we’re using infrared scanners to identify problematic hot spots at substations or ultrasonic ears to track down arcing transmission equipment, we’re investing in technology that serves you.

Substation maintenance

We inspect, service, and upgrade our substations year-round to better serve our growing community. Whether making a routine check or installing a new transformer, our engineers always have your energy needs in mind.

Eye in the sky

Our unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) take boots off the ground by putting an eye in the sky. Flown by our licensed pilots, our UAVs help us perform line surveys efficiently and without coming onto your property.

Control Center

Our Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system in the Control Center is manned 24/7/365 with operators who monitor every line and breaker in our system for power fluctuations and take action to prevent issues.