Borough Information

Approximately this Friday, weather permitting, Rotor Power will be returning to the Penelec regions to continue performing Spring Routine Patrols on all Penelec 500kV, 345kV, and 230kV lines. The Rotor Power crew will be working the regions interchangeably due to inspection type and geographic location of the transmission lines. These patrols are anticipated to take four weeks to complete, barring weather and/or any storm or outage-related transmission line patrols. The following helicopter will be used:

• Yellow, Hughes MD530 with red tail registration number N996RP 

A routine visual patrol is a general inspection of the structures, conductors, and all associated hardware on the transmission line(s) where the onboard inspector is looking for any outstanding issues or immediate threats to the reliability of the transmission line(s). The helicopter may also be seen hovering and/or circling to get a closer look at any problems that may be found during these patrols.

It should be noted that the contractor has been authorized to patrol the transmission circuits in their entirety (i.e. "breaker-to-breaker"), so patrols on certain lines may therefore extend into the neighboring regions. The flight crew will provide information on their daily location to Transmission Lines Maintenance, FE East, West, and South Transmission Operations, and any local airports when in their airspace.