Eversource Sending Helicopters Over High-Voltage Electric Lines in Darien, Elsewhere

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This week, Eversource is conducting aerial inspections of vegetation growing near its high-voltage electric lines in Connecticut. 

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On Jan. 25, Darien police posted this picture to the department’s Facebook timeline to announce that the helicopter residents were reporting was doing work for Eversource.

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.”

Editor’s note: This article was slightly adapted from an Eversource announcement. Helicopters were doing the same work for Eversource over Darien back in January.