Aerial inspections of high voltage electrical equipment is being conducted by Eversource Energy. The high-resolution camera inspections began this morning in Fairfield County and will begin Monday in Litchfield and Hartford counties.
The inspections are being done to detect potential equipment issues before outages occur, allowing the company to schedule necessary maintenance and upgrades. The low flying helicopters will be in the region for up to three weeks.
Weather permitting, two black MD500 helicopters with red registration numbers N371EE and N500LK will be conducting the inspections between 7am and 5pm.