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Frequently Asked Questions
Transmission vs. Distribution

It's important to distinguish between higher-voltage transmission lines, which are generally located on large steel towers or poles within rights-of-way owned by CenterPoint Energy, and comparatively lower-voltage distribution lines, which are usually on wooden poles along roadways or in easements along property lines. Much greater clearance from trees is needed for high-voltage transmission lines than for distribution lines.

Distribution

Transmission

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