Eversource helicopter to fly over Monroe for aerial inspections of equipment

Monroe is among a long list of Connecticut town's along the Eversource helicopter's route. The power company will be inspecting equipment next week.

MONROE, CT — Residents may notice a blue and yellow helicopter overhead next week. Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment in rights of way throughout the State from Tuesday, Dec. 14, through Thursday, Dec. 23.

In a press release, Eversource said the inspections are meant to enhance electric reliability for its customers.

The inspection involves the use of a helicopter equipped with LiDAR (light detection and ranging), an aerial high-tech survey of the transmission system, according to the press release. This allows energy company engineers to analyze the transmission lines using up-to-date electronic data.

The inspections will be between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. — weather permitting. Monroe is listed among many Connecticut cities and towns along the chopper’s route. The tail number of the aircraft is #N803JB.

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