NYSEG Taking to the Sky to Help Ensure Safe, Reliable Service
Binghamton, NY – NYSEG, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will be inspecting its high-voltage power lines from low-flying helicopters August 13 through 15 in the company’s Lancaster and Lockport Divisions. Patrols will begin in the southern portion of Erie County and continue through Cattaraugus County, Wyoming County, the central and northern portions of Erie County and conclude in Niagara County. In the event of inclement weather the schedule will be pushed out.
“We are conducting routine inspections of our transmission lines to help ensure safe, reliable delivery of electricity to our customers,” said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E. “These high-voltage power lines are the backbone of our electricity delivery system. Our goal is to spot potential problems and correct them before they inconvenience our customers.”
Lynch said using helicopters makes inspecting the power lines quick and efficient, and the helicopters provide an excellent vantage point.