Tehama CountyHelicopter to inspect power lines this week
- Aug 18, 2022 2:08 pm GMT
Flights will occur over the
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Crews will promptly repair or make safe the highest-priority conditions found through inspections, the release said. Crews will repair all other conditions as part of the company’s routine work-execution plan.
The System Inspections Program accelerates inspection cycles beyond compliance regulations to align with wildfire risk. It’s one of many initiatives, in addition to enhanced vegetation management and system hardening, the company has undertaken to protect grid safety and reliability.
The ongoing program is designed to allow the company to make sure electric equipment is working correctly.
The company is prioritizing work in the highest wildfire risk areas, generally locations facing extreme and elevated wildfire risk as defined by the California Public Utilities Commission Fire Threat Map, the release said. Equipment along electric distribution lines located in these areas will be evaluated more frequently, while infrastructure in non-high fire-threat areas will be inspected at least every five years.
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