Evoenergy helicopter patrols
Annual helicopter patrols help keep Evoenergy’s energy network one of the most reliable in the country. Helicopters fly as part of our network maintenance and essential bushfire mitigation program.
This year, the patrols will cover roughly 1,200km of overhead powerlines, saving time and resources to inspect vegetation around poles and wires.
The patrols inspect for vegetation encroaching on powerlines and fly at approximately 350 - 500 feet (approx. 110 – 150 metres) in rural areas and above 1,000 feet (approx. 310 metres) in urban areas with minimal hovering and use Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology to determine the distance between powerlines and trees.
Check out evoenergy.com.au/helicopterpatrols for more information.