Eversource, today, begins its aerial inspections of high voltage electrical equipment on rights-of-way throughout Eastern Massachusetts. The work involves a helicopter flying at low altitude and hovering over transmission structures as Eversource workers conduct visual inspections. The helicopter is also equipped with high-resolution photographic equipment to capture any possible abnormalities that would require further inspection by engineers.
Weather permitting, the aerial inspections are scheduled to continue through the end of the month between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., except for December 24-26. The patrols will begin on Cape Cod, moving to New Bedford and the South Shore, then continuing on to MetroWest and finishing up with communities in and around Greater Boston.