Fewer helicopters will be looming over Darien and other towns across the state as Eversource replaces much of their aerial inspections of power lines with inspections by drones, the electric utility says. Here’s the Friday, Aug. 31 news release from Eversource:
Leveraging innovative technologies, Eversource is now using drones to more efficiently inspect electric lines throughout Connecticut. The aerial devices provide the energy company with a close look at high-voltage energy infrastructure, including those spanning remote, hard-to-reach areas. “Drone technology offers a safe, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way to perform required inspections of electrical lines, structures and equipment,” said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom.