I need to run electric power from the road to my future farmhouse which is about 400 yards from the road. The shortest route is to run from a transformer near my sister’s house, which is next to the road. But that means that my power line will have to cross her property and spoil her views. I’m willing to pay to have the lines run a longer, more roundabout route that stays off my sisters property.
my question is: does the power utility have the right to dictate where the lines will be run, even if its opposed by the landowner, or is it a matter of “whatever you want, as long as you pay for it”?