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For Immediate Release
WHO: BGE and utility helicopter contractor
WHAT: BGE will be using a utility helicopter contractor (see photo depicting the type of helicopter to be used) to perform work on BGE electric transmission equipment, to include stringing and fastening new overhead wires. Area residents and motorists may see the helicopter hovering near transmission power lines or following a flight path along electric transmission corridors. A utility worker from the helicopter will also perform work on the equipment. The helicopter may be seen moving tow ropes for cables and hovering over individual transmission towers 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 from April 27 – April 30, 2016 (daylight hours)
WHERE: The BGE electric transmission equipment is located in Harford County, Md. The section of electric transmission line where the maintenance will be performed is roughly from Route 152 to Boggs Road.
WHY: This is part of BGE’s Northeast Transmission System Improvement (NETSI) Project to enhance the safety and reliability of the electric transmission system in the northeast portion of BGE’s service area. NETSI is upgrading the transmission lines and towers on the existing BGE electric transmission corridor that extends from Kingsville in Baltimore County north to Pylesville and Norrisville in Harford County.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Like us on
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