Protection zones

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Protection zones

Protection zones have been established for all high-voltage power transmission lines. A protection zone is a strip of land along the line axis, with the following distances between the edge of the strip and the last conductor of the line: for 110 kV lines – 20 metres on both sides, for 330 kV lines – 30 metres on both sides.
 
The land falling within the power line protection zone remains in the possession of the land lot owner, however, under the legal acts Litgrid, as the power transmission system operator, has the right to carry out on such land different works related to the operation of the power line.
 
A written permission must be obtained from Litgrid for the following activities in the overhead power line protection zone:
  • construction, capital repairs, rehabilitation or demolition of buildings, structures and engineering networks;
  • mining, loading, earthworks, levelling, explosions, land reclamation and watering;
  • planting or cutting trees and bushes; 
  • entry of vehicles or other mechanisms whose height (with or without cargo) exceeds 4.5 m as measured from the road surface;  
  • installing grounds for keeping cattle, installing wire barriers and fences.
 
Such permits are issued by Litgrid. 
 
The following is prohibited in the power line protection zone:
  • installing children’s playgrounds;
  • installing grounds for parking vehicles and other mechanisms;
  • organising events attracting large numbers of people;
  • storing animal feeds, straw, fertilisers, peat, firewood and other materials;
  • installing petrol stations and fuel and lubricant storage facilities;
  • installing landfills, polluting soil and air, lighting bonfires;
  • blocking roads at electric grid facilities;
  • flying kites and similar flying items and otherwise damaging insulation of the power line;
  • climbing the towers.
If you notice a broken wire of the overhead power transmission line, do not touch it and do not approach it closer than 8 metres. Do not touch trees fallen on the wires as they may present danger to life as well. Please call the common emergency telephone number 112 immediately if you notice any damaged electric equipment or equipment emitting sparkles, broken wires etc.
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