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Thursday, August 11, 2016

It's A Bird, It's A Plane....It's Eversource Energy

Crews from Eversource Energy will spend next week inspecting transmission lines across the state from the air.

Infrared Camera Used For Power Line Inspection
The work involves the use of low flying helicopters equipped with high-resolution cameras. The cameras can detect potential equipment failures before they occur.

Transmission lines are located as high as 100 feet in the air and the view from a helicopter offers the utility's engineers a close look at potential problems.
 “Over a million customers in Connecticut depend on us every day for reliable electric service,” said Craig Hallstrom, Regional Electric Operations President at Eversource. “These helicopter inspections of our transmission lines are a crucial part of our commitment to reducing the frequency and duration of power outages.”

Eversource’s aerial inspections are scheduled to begin Monday in the Wallingford/Southington area. The helicopters will then head north and east to Windham County

By mid-week, the transmission line inspectors will have moved on to Tolland and New London counties. By the end of the week, the work will have moved on to  Middlesex and Litchfield counties.

The inspection will take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.each day.

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