Eversource is conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment in Connecticut towns, including Darien. Weather-permitting, these aerial inspections will start Monday, August 6 and continue through August 17. They will take place from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Using heat-sensing imaging equipment, the inspections are meant to identify potential problems with electric lines and equipment to target for repairs. — Here’s How Often Eversource Helicopters Fly Over Darien — and Why (March 23, 2017)
For identification purposes, the helicopter being used for Eversource’s transmission line inspections is a blue and silver Bell, with a registration number N1431W. “With more than 800 miles of transmission rights of way in Connecticut, these helicopter inspections are a crucial and effective part of our commitment to reducing the frequency and duration of power outages,” said President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom.