Please be advised that, weather permitting, Chesapeake Bay Helicopters will be mobilizing to the Met-Ed region to begin performing UV/IR patrols on all Met-Ed 69kV and 115kV lines. These inspections are expected to take approximately one to two weeks to complete, however, any storm or outage-related patrols could prolong completion. The helicopter to be used is as follows:
- Blue Bell 206 Jet Ranger w/tail registration number N719CB – see photo
A UV/IR patrol (also known as Infrared & Corona inspection) is a similar to a routine visual patrol in terms of patrol speed, but the onboard inspection crew is viewing the transmission line(s) through the infrared and ultraviolet spectrums through specialized cameras. The purpose of a UV/IR patrol is to detect any overheated transmission line components or arcing that isn’t otherwise visible to the naked eye.
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 Transmission Operations, and any local airports when in their airspace.
Regional External Affairs Consultant
office: 610-250-2811 cell: 610-984-5328
2121 Sullivan Trl. Easton PA 18040 | mailstop: R-ESTN / Easton
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Met-Ed Holiday Lights Contest
Met-Ed Announces “Merry & Bright” Holiday Lights Photo Contest
Reading, Pa. – For the second year, Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) invites customers to show off their best and brightest outdoor holiday light displays by entering its “Merry & Bright” Holiday Lights Photo Contest.
Participants can enter by submitting a photo of their home’s outdoor holiday lights at the Met-Ed Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MetEdElectric) until Dec. 21. Up to 10 finalists will be selected by Met-Ed based on criteria such as creativity and volume of lights. Finalists’ photos will be posted on Facebook for public voting from Dec. 22 until Jan. 4.
The grand prize winner will receive a $250 Visa® gift card and the first prize winner will receive a $100 gift card.
Met-Ed Merry Bright Holiday Lights Photo Contest