If you notice a low flying helicopter in the coming weeks, don’t be alarmed.
Essential Energy has kicked off aerial inspections in the Great Lakes as it works to identify faults or potential problems not visible from the ground.
Inspections, which began earlier this month, will continue throughout July to mid-September.
Essential Energy North Coast acting regional manager, Ross Berry said inspections captured a snapshot of the condition of its electricity network.
“Helicopter inspections will continue through to the end of August and will be used to identify damaged or deteriorating network assets including pole top condition of power poles,” Mr Berry said.
“Aerial inspections are an effective way to view our network.”
He added that owners of sensitive animals should advise the company by completing an online request form or by calling 13 23 91.
This will ensure alternative arrangements are made.
Mr Berry said if network issues were detected during inspections, Essential Energy crews would attend and undertake any necessary repairs.
Inspection dates are: Gloucester area between Monday, July 30 and Wednesday, August 29, the Stroud area Monday, August 13 to Wednesday, September 12 and the Bulahdelah area Monday, August 20 to Wednesday, September 19.
“Follow Essential Energy on Facebook and Twitter for updates on aerial patrols or visit essentialenergy.com.au/aerial for further information,” Mr Berry said.
Inspections will be carried out across NSW until November.
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