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CEC Continues Line Clearing to Improve System Reliability

Trees are the number one cause of power outages and service interruptions. As part of Central Electric Cooperative's (CEC's) ongoing effort to improve system reliability, contracted line clearing crews are working on circuits originating from Prospect, Coaltown and Fredericksburg substations in Butler and parts of Armstrong Counties. 

CEC will be utilizing a variety of contractors in 2018 which include Hazlett Tree Company, Asplundh Tree Expert Company and Davey Tree Service. 

CEC members and others with CEC's electric poles on their property may encounter contracted crews working and will be approached by CEC or Hazlett, Asplundh or Davey employees. All contractor representatives and CEC employees carry company-issued identification.

CEC respects property owners' rights and will complete the work required as quickly and professionally as possible.

The project will last throughout 2018. If you have any questions or comments, please contact CEC's Tim Fritz, forestry supervisor, at 800-521-0570 x2204. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during these improvements. 

Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serving approximately 25,000 members with over 3,000 miles of distribution line in portions of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer and Venango counties. Find out more by visiting  


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