Why does BREC actively manage its rights-of-way?
BREC’s primary mission is to provide safe, reliable and reasonably priced electricity to our members. One of the biggest challenges to that mission is maintaining power line rights-of-way. BREC operates and maintains more than 4,100 miles of line through some of the most densely forested areas in Missouri. The number one reason for outages, whether during snow and ice or some of our fierce Missouri thunderstorms, is trees coming in contact with or destroying power lines. BREC employs a variety of strategies including