November 1, 2012
NYSEG and RG&E to Use Helicopters to Inspect Natural Gas Transmission Rights of Way
– People shouldn’t be alarmed if they see helicopters flying low over NYSEG and RG&E natural gas transmission pipeline rights of way the week of November 5.
The companies will inspect natural gas transmission rights of way in the Norwich, Oneonta, Geneva, Lockport and Rochester regions. Inspection of natural gas rights of way from the air enables the companies to spot and correct vegetation or encroachment issues that may hinder access for maintenance and repair crews.
In the event of inclement weather, the inspections will be re-scheduled.
“We invest considerable time and resources to provide safe, reliable service to our customers,” said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E. “A helicopter provides an excellent vantage point and makes inspecting the rights of way quick and efficient.”