NYSEG and Lockheed Martin Teaming Up to Test Aerial Damage Assessment Imaging
– NYSEG, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, and Lockheed Martin are working to determine how video imaging obtained from a low-flying helicopter could assist utilities in collecting information on damage to electricity delivery systems following storms. Detailed damage information is critical to developing plans to ensure safe and efficient restoration of service.
During October, depending on the weather, Lockheed Martin will test the video technology along NYSEG distribution circuits in and around Liberty, White Sulphur Springs, Livingston Manor and Swan Lake.
“We are pleased to be working with Lockheed Martin on this application that could provide invaluable assistance to us in responding to storm emergencies,” said Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E.