a corridor of land on which electric lines or other equipment may be located. The transmission or distribution system operator may own the land, own an easement, or have certain franchise, prescription, or license rights to construct and maintain lines.
When established, utility providers can freely access infrastructure on private property.
Can be taken under eminent domain to install gas pipelines through private property.
Right-of-ways can be a point of control communities can use to limit or benefit energy infrastructure.