Heavy or Large Structure Move

Process for Moving a Home, Structure or Equipment Under Power Lines

MEA requires a review whenever a house, large structure or equipment is being moved along routes in which there are power lines. Please follow the steps below for heavy load moves around power lines.

Step 1:  Work with an MEA Qualified Contractor to complete the Load Move form. The form information should include the following: load description with dimensions and height above ground, and a description or map of the move route. The height of the equipment should be entered into the appropriate column on the Load Move Form (transmission, primary, secondary, communication, pole top).  If a location contains more than one structure, all must be listed. Click here to see an example document. 

Load Move Form (.pdf)
Review the Qualified Contractor List:
Qualified Contractor List (.pdf)

Step 2: After working with an MEA Qualified Contractor submit the completed Load Move Form to meacontact@mea.coop If the Qualified contractor has identified the load height exceeds a safe clearance distance on any piece of MEA equipment or lines the requestor shall supply a written plan from a MEA Qualified Contractor addressing the clearance issue. 

Step 3: MEA will review the submitted Load Move Form. If it is determined the move does not meet the clearance and a written plan was not previously submitted an MEA representative will notify the requestor. The requestor must submit a written plan from an MEA Qualified Contractor addressing the clearance issues.   

Step 4: MEA will return approved forms to the requestor and permitting agency (swoop@alaska.gov

Step 5: If you are required to have a qualified contractor provide assistance during the move, the contractor is responsible for coordinating any work on MEA’s facilities with MEA’s dispatch center.

If you have questions about any of these documents or this process please contact us at 907-761-9300 or email meacontact@mea.coop

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