TransGrid has begun conducting aerial inspections of its high voltage transmission lines (NSW).

“Our annual aerial patrol inspections which makes up part of our comprehensive transmission line maintenance program are critical in helping to ensure reliability and safety of the public, our staff and network,” Community Engagement Manager, Paul Johnson said.

The annual inspections are conducted in early spring to identify and address any issues prior to summer. A specialist team will inspect more than 12,900 kilometres of transmission line and infrastructure across TransGrid’s state-wide network.

During the inspections TransGrid will look for any vegetation encroachments along transmission line easements and inspect infrastructure for any damage.

“We would like to thank the community for their understanding as we carry out our inspection program and remind the public to exercise caution around transmission lines and towers,” Mr Johnson added.

Inspections have occurred across the Greater Sydney and Central West regions with Mid North Coast, New England, Riverina and Hunter regions to be inspected throughout September.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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