National Grid will be performing comprehensive inspections of NE Electric Transmission infrastructure within our South East platform. This action will be performed by a helicopter, described as a Chesapeake Bay Helicopter (CBH) will be flying a black helicopter, tail # N748CB. In order to perform this work to its fullest, the helicopter will hover over transmission structures as a detailed inspection is completed and high-resolution photos are taken; the inspections / photos will support engineering analysis of the transmission line structures.
This activity will take place over the next few weeks with a plan beginning with in the Seekonk, Rehoboth, Swansea and Attleboro & then moving to lines encompassing Somerset, Dighton, Attleboro, Wrentham, Foxboro, Franklin and Bellingham. Further survey would touch upon Hopedale, Mendon, and Plainville and finalizing in the Fall River area. As part of this survey, and due to logistics, the survey would expand into certain areas of Rhode Island as well.
These flights will assume mobility and some flight patterns tomorrow, depending on the weather and flight operators will continue to perform this survey within proper weather conditions. We will continue to update as we move through the different sections.
If you have any questions on this, please let us know and we will try to narrow down the operation times and zones of the travel.
Thank you again for your cooperation during this effort.
Director – MA South
Community & Customer Management