Eversource’s Semiannual Helicopter Inspections Start Tuesday, Run Thru Aug 31

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Starting Tuesday, Aug. 13 and continuing through the month, Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way throughout Connecticut.

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Photo from Eversource on Facebook

Utility employees will be in this blue and silver helicopter with tail No. N1431W.

— an announcement from Eversource

This semiannual inspection is an important part of the company’s ongoing commitment to provide reliable electric service.

The work involves the use of a blue and silver helicopter (tail # N1431W) equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment problems before they occur.

Helicopter Eversource Inspections

As seen from the ground

The aerial inspections continue through Aug. 31, weather permitting. Flights will take place from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The helicopter will be flying in all towns along the Long Island shoreline from Greenwich to Westport, as well as Wilton, Ridgefield and Redding, but not New Canaan, Fairfield or Bridgeport.

Here’s the full list of towns the helicopter will be flying over and inspecting:

Helicopter Eversource monitoring device

This device attached to the underside of the helicopter will be used for the monitoring.

Andover, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bozrah, Branford, Bristol, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Canton, Chaplin, Cheshire, Chester, Columbia, Coventry, Danbury, Darien, Deep River, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hartford, East Haven, East Lyme, East Windsor, Ellington, Essex, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Harwinton, Hebron, Killingly, Lebanon, Ledyard, Litchfield, Lyme, Manchester, Mansfield, Meriden, Middlebury, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montville, Naugatuck, New Hartford, New Milford, Newington, Newtown, North Branford, North Stonington, Norwalk, Old Saybrook, Orange, Oxford, Plymouth, Pomfret, Portland, Putnam, Redding, Ridgefield, Rocky Hill, Roxbury, Salisbury, Shelton, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stamford, Suffield, Thomaston, Thompson, Wallingford, Washington, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, Westport, Wethersfield, Wilton, Windham, Windsor, Wolcott, Woodbridge and Woodbury.

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