HELICOPTER PATROLS TO HELP NYSEG ENSURE RELIABILITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elmira, NY, October 2, 2009 – From Wednesday, October 7 through Friday, October 9, weather permitting, a helicopter will be flying low over parts of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Tioga counties to inspect NYSEG’s high-voltage power lines.
“We will be conducting a routine inspection of our transmission lines to help ensure safe, reliable delivery of electricity to our customers,” said Keith Lorenzetti, NYSEG’s director - regional operations. “These high-voltage power lines are the backbone of our electricity delivery system and our goal is to spot potential problems and correct them before they inconvenience our customers.”
Lorenzetti said using helicopters makes inspecting the power lines quick and efficient, and the helicopters provide an excellent vantage point.
About NYSEG and RG&E: NYSEG and RG&E are subsidiaries of Energy East Corporation, a super-regional energy services and delivery company in the Northeast. NYSEG serves 872,000 electricity customers and 256,000 natural gas customers across more than 40% of upstate New York. RG&E serves 360,000 electricity customers and 297,000 natural gas customers in a nine-county region centered on the City of Rochester. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting customers’ energy requirements in an environmentally-responsible manner, NYSEG and RG&E will continue to be valuable assets to the communities they serve. For more information, visit nyseg.com and rge.com.