Eversource announces statewide infrared helicopter inspections

Eversource is using this helicopter to conduct aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment. –CONTRIBUTED

Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment on rights of way throughout Connecticut, including in Beacon Falls and Naugatuck.

The aerial inspections are scheduled to start Tuesday and continue through Aug. 31, the company stated in a news release. Weather permitting, flights will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The inspections involve the use of a helicopter equipped with heat-sensing, infrared scanning technology which can detect potential equipment issues before they occur. The helicopter doing the inspections is blue and silver with the tail number N1431W.