Helicopter to scan transmission system

June 30, 2017


For more information, contact:

John Bleem, Platte River Power Authority, 970-222-3958

Helicopter to Scan Transmission System

FORT COLLINS, Colorado – Platte River Power Authority will use a low-flying helicopter to conduct an infrared scan of its substations and transmission lines from approximately 8:00 a.m. to evening on July 10. The purpose of the scan is to help ensure a continued high level of electrical reliability by checking equipment for hot spots or potential defects that require preventative maintenance. Transmission lines will also be checked for adequate clearance from the ground, objects and vegetation.

This activity will involve over 250 miles of high voltage transmission lines and more than twenty substations along the Front Range corridor from the Rawhide Energy station north of Fort Collins to southern Longmont.

No set times have been scheduled to fly over specific areas.

About Platte River Power Authority

Platte River Power Authority is a not-for-profit wholesale electricity generation and transmission provider that delivers safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and competitively priced  energy and services to its owner communities of Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont, and Loveland, Colorado for delivery to their utility customers. More information about Platte River can be found at www.prpa.org.


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