This week, Eversource is conducting aerial inspections of vegetation growing near its high-voltage electric lines in Connecticut.
The aerial inspections began today [Wednesday] and, weather permitting, will continue to April 8. They will take place from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This semiannual inspection is an important part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing reliable electric service. The work involves the use of a helicopter flying low over Eversource’s transmission line corridors to check for any encroachment from trees or other vegetation.
“The helicopter inspections of our transmission lines are a crucial and effective part of our commitment to reducing the frequency and duration of power outages,” said Steve Driscoll, Vice President of Operation Services.
“Well over a million customers in Connecticut depend on us for their electric service and that’s why we’re always working proactively to keep the system operating safely and reliably.”