An electric transmission line right-of-way (ROW) is a strip of land used by Electrical utilities to construct, operate, maintain and repair the transmission line facilities.
The width of a right-of-way depends on the voltage of the line and the height of the structures. The right-of-way generally must be clear of unauthorized structures that could interfere with a power line.
In Ghana L.I. 542 regulates R.O.W as follows:
The ROW or transmission Line ROW includes the area extending for a distance of fifteen (15) meters on each side from the center of the transmission tower for 69 kilovolts and 161 kilovolts transmission lines and twenty (20) meters for 225 kilovolts and 330 kilovolts transmission lines.
|VOLTAGE LEVELS||RIGHT OF WAY WIDTH|
It shall be an offence for any person whether by himself or in co-operation with others to do or assist in doing any of the following acts in relation to the transmission lines:
For technical and safety reasons the following vertical clearances shall be observed within the transmission line Right of Way.
|OBJECTS CROSSED||CLEARANCE (METERS)|
|Normal ground||6.7 at 650|
|Lines up to 34.5 kV||3.0|