By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Drones To Inspect Kimball Area

High West Energy Says Drones Are Invaluable In Hard To Reach Areas


February 23, 2023

High West Energy confirmed that it will be using a drone for inspection purposes in Kimball County in the next few weeks.

A pilot on the ground uses drones to inspect lines, insulators, poles, wire breaks and insulator wraps. They visually inspect the lines in the field and take photos of the structures for further review and documentation.

Drones are invaluable for hard-to-reach areas where the roads are muddy and provide an overhead view of the utility structure.

High West Energy drones fly only in the daytime, and the pilot, according to the rules in Part 107, must have the drone in sig...

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