For Immediate Release
WHO: BGE and utility helicopter contractor Haverfield Aviation
WHAT: BGE will be using a utility helicopter contractor (see
photo of helicopter N50AP to be used) to perform
maintenance on BGE electric transmission equipment,
including towers, poles and wires. Area residents and
motorists may see the helicopter hovering near power
lines and rights of way or following a flight path along
electric transmission rights of way. A utility worker
from the helicopter will also perform work on the
equipment. The helicopter may be seen hovering over
individual transmission towers for as much as an hour
before moving to the next piece of equipment. BGE is
working to minimize disruption from the helicopter. Motorists and passersby are advised to use
caution in the vicinity of the work and maintain focus on traffic.
WHEN: Weather permitting, this work is scheduled for April 29-30 and May 7-8 between 7 a.m. – 3:30
WHERE: Bowie, Md. April 29-30
WHY: The maintenance is part of BGE’s focus on continued electric service reliability for customers.
The helicopter enables access to equipment that poses a challenge to access from the ground.
Aerial access allows the work to be performed efficiently and safely.
NOTE: In addition to this maintenance, BGE also continues to conduct aerial equipment
inspections utilizing a Catalyst Aviation helicopter N63MB, expected to be completed by
May 31, weather permitting. The inspection helicopter also hovers above structures for a
shorter duration than required by the maintenance work.
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to
more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland.
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and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and
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