I'm a week from closing on a house (in Indiana, USA) which includes an adjacent undeveloped 1-acre lot. Running above that lot is a high-voltage transmission line. I don't know the voltage, but the lines are supported by huge lattice towers. The towers are hundreds of feet away, not on the lot I'm buying; and the lines are 100+ feet high.
My hope is to immediately fence both lots together for my dogs, and later, to add a pool and detached garage. I just realized today there are going to be some setback requirements from the power lines.
I have put in a request with the local power company (Duke Energy) for information about the building restrictions. I also asked to see the title for this lot of land so I can understand the width of the easement.
I've read brochures I found online from other utilities which specified electrical grounding of metal fence posts, non-metallic fences, or similar, when fences are built under or near these high-voltage circuits.
I would appreciate any advice about fencing near these lines. I want to build a typical black vinyl-coated chain link fence ranging from 4-feet height (front of lot) to 6-feet height (sides/rear.) If that's not allowed or unusually complex due to the electricity, I can choose another type of material.