UAV Recon flew drones to inspect distribution power lines for Gunnison County Electric Association in April. Inspections took place south of Blue Mesa Reservoir along Hwy 149 towards Lake City and the Powderhorn Valley to Cathedral.
During this project, UAV Recon photographed 1,508 structures during the inspection. Out of the 1,507 poles inspected, they found 14 poles that need immediate attention. Less than 1% of the poles inspected were considered in need of immediate maintenance.
The inspection is done for now but will continue over the next couple of years. In the next two years, UAV Recon will be focusing on the Crested Butte, Gunnison, and Lake City areas. GCEA will notify members when UAV Recon is in your area.
Below is a link to a video describing why we use drones to inspect lines. Thank you UAV Recon!
If you would like more information, please call 970-641-3520.