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Utilities see potential in drones to inspect lines, towers

BLENHEIM, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology. 752 more words

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Lines Overhead

Looking around my town as I move through the streets, I spy the linearity of an older community.  The overhead electrical lines, telephone poles and cables are a wonderful tangle of aging technology and shapes.   360 more words


Power Lines Viewed By Lawmakers As Top Cause Of California Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California lawmakers focused Wednesday on power lines as a cause of devastating wildfires, possibly including a blaze this summer that killed two people and damaged or destroyed 965 structures in the Sierra Nevada foothills. 454 more words


Tornado strikes Central California town, damages homes

DENAIR, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said a tornado struck a Central California town, causing damage to some structures and knocking down trees and power lines. 105 more words


A Walk in the Electric Meadow

My curiosity got the best of me again.

Today I took a walk in the thick meadow behind some houses in front of mine where the powerline structures are situated, a first. 181 more words