Essential Energy aerial checks continue

Essential Energy is using this helicopter to do maintenance inspections of its powerlines and poles. Photo: Lindy Quin.

Essential Energy is using this helicopter to do maintenance inspections of its powerlines and poles. Photo: Lindy Quin.

Essential Energy is still conducting checks of its powerlines and poles in the Bega Valley using aerial surveillance.

The use of the contracted helicopter has confused many locals as it does not feature the bright orange Essential Energy logo on its paintwork, but is instead black and white.

Although work was meant to finish in late July, the aerial surveillance is still being conducted.

Essential Energy regional manager South Eastern Phillip Green said the helicopters would be used for low level patrols of the poles and wires across the region.

“Using these images and the automatically recorded GPS coordinates, we are able to identify faults or potential problem areas and return quickly to carry out repairs or maintenance,” Mr Green said.

“Due to the nature of these patrols, residents can expect the helicopters to fly in close proximity to the network and hover over individual poles to enable the collection of the relevant images and data.”

Visit essentialenergy.com.au/aerial for more information or follow Essential Energy on Facebook and Twitter for updates about the patrols.

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