We’re using innovative new technology to help keep our network safe and reliable

May 01 2022

To make sure that our network is running safely and reliably, carry out extensive network inspections. As part of the network inspections our crew drive or walk alongside powerlines over long distances. This can sometimes involve accessing land that is environmentally sensitive, could damage crops or are generally difficult to access.

This year, we’re improving the way we inspect our network using new technology. In addition to some ground based inspections, we’ll be using a combination of drones, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft with advanced sensors to fly over our network and capture our network assets in high resolution.

This new way of inspecting our network will reduce how often we need to access land as well as the types of risk our crews are exposed to in their day-to-day jobs.

The information we collect will help us monitor the ‘health’ of the electricity network even better across all the towns we service. That includes improvements to vegetation management as well as helping to prioritise where and when works crews will be required on site. Power line clearances over roads will also be collected and more readily available.

If you see or hear a Horizon Power aircraft in operation, please be patient and know we are working as efficiently and effectively as we can to keep you, and our network safe.

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