Eversource to use drones to inspect lines
Eversource has begun employing drones to inspect electric lines in Connecticut, saying it will reduce costs and the impact on the environment caused by helicopters and trucks it uses.
Eversource plans to use drones both for regularly scheduled inspections, as well as in the aftermath of storms which will help it prioritize power restoration and get information to customers quicker on timelines.
Eversource stated its operators will not compromise the privacy of nearby property owners.
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