Helicopter to scan transmission system

FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 24, 2021 – Platte River Power Authority will use a low-flying helicopter to conduct an infrared scan of its electrical substations and transmission lines from approximately 8 a.m. until late afternoon on July 1. The purpose of the scan is to help ensure a continued high level of electrical service 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 more than 250 miles of high voltage transmission lines and more than 20 substations along the Front Range corridor, from the Roundhouse Substation in Wyoming to southern Longmont. No set times have been scheduled to fly over specific areas.

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Platte River Power Authority is a not-for-profit, community-owned public power utility that generates and delivers safe, reliable, environmentally responsible and financially sustainable energy and services to Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, Colorado, for delivery to their utility customers. For more information, visit prpa.org.

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