Pa­trols vi­tal for power net­work

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

HE­LI­COPTER in­spec­tions across the Sun­shine Coast will help Pow­er­link Queens­land main­tain the re­li­a­bil­ity and safety of its elec­tric­ity net­work.

Pow­er­link ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager op­er­a­tions and ser­vice de­liv­ery Gary Edwards said the in­spec­tions were es­sen­tial to their on­go­ing main­te­nance pro­gram to en­sure the trans­mis­sion net­work was safe for the com­mu­nity.

Mr Edwards said dur­ing the aerial in­spec­tions the he­li­copter pilot would en­deav­our to main­tain the max­i­mum dis­tance prac­ti­cally pos­si­ble from houses, live­stock and crops.

“Lo­cal res­i­dents may see the he­li­copter mov­ing rel­a­tively quickly and at a low level along our trans­mis­sion lines, and in some in­stances, it may need to hover to en­able closer in­spec­tion of the lines,” he said.

“Our aim is to be as quick and non-dis­rup­tive as we can when com­plet­ing these pa­trols.”

In­spec­tions are planned to take place in these ar­eas: Cur­ramore, Glass House Moun­tains, Ke­nil­worth, Maleny, Reesville and Witta.

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