Drone Inspections of Electric Lines
Eversource is taking to the sky and using drones to inspect our infrastructure and help improve reliability, reduce environmental impacts and keep costs down.
This high-tech solution provides a critical, bird’s-eye view so we can identify any potential issues and continue to make sure that you have energy for every moment of your life.
Using drones has many benefits:
- They reduce the need for helicopter inspections and foot patrols. This means lower emissions and lower costs.
- Important information is shared in real time, even on equipment that can be up to 200 feet above ground.
- They provide a higher-quality inspection, which can help Eversource catch potential problems before they can affect safety and reliability.
- Provide access to lines and equipment in remote areas with steep or very wet terrain.
During an emergency, Eversource can quickly launch a camera-equipped drone to provide timely and accurate power line damage assessments.
The drone can send important data to restoration planners.
Armed with that detailed information, system operators can more accurately dispatch repair crews and communicate more precise restoration information to customers.
For questions about drone use on high-voltage lines in power line corridors, call 800-793-2202 or email us at TransmissionInfo@eversource.com.
If you have questions about drone use on power lines leading to your home, you can call us at 800-286-2000 in Connecticut; 800-592-2000 in Eastern Massachusetts; 877-659-6326 in Western Massachusetts or 800-662-7764 in New Hampshire.