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Energy crews got creative trying to supply power to a rural wildlife area. They
did it using helicopters.
lines were delivered to installation crews in Riley, OH via helicopters to
prevent any damage to surrounding wetlands.
part of a $700 million transmission building program that will run from the Davis-Besse
nuclear power plant to a new substation in Sandusky County, 30 miles away.
using helicopters to string these wires because these towers stand in
protective wetland area," said Spokesman Chris Eck. "If we can get in there and
do our work from the air without driving a truck into the wetlands, it's much
better for the environment."
Energy is using helicopters more and more for inspection of transmission lines
in the air and tree trimming.