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NYS Electric Gas Will Inspect High-Voltage Power Lines From Helicopters

New York State Electric Gas will inspect high power voltage lines of low-flying helicopters.
New York State Electric Gas will inspect high power voltage lines of low-flying helicopters. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State Electric Gas, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, will be inspecting high-voltage power lines from low-flying helicopters across portions of Putnam, Westchester and Dutchess counties throughout this week. 

“We are conducting routine inspections of our transmission facilities to help ensure safe, reliable delivery of electricity to our customers,” said Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO 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 also commented that helicopters provide an excellent vantage point for quick and efficient inspection of transmission lines.  

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