Oncor Electric Delivery will be inspecting electrical infrastructure equipment in Irving from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 9. The company will be using unmanned aerial systems, otherwise known as drones, for the inspections.
Do not be alarmed if you see these drones flying around your neighborhood.
Why use drones?
Overseeing more than 100,000 miles of power lines crisscrossing the Lone Star State is quite a task. Oncor uses a fleet of drones to make their inspection much more manageable. Eyes in the sky allow Oncor ground teams to safely monitor our vital energy grid and inspect its components more frequently in good weather and bad. More frequent inspections mean crews can discover issues before they happen—ensuring energy is delivered when and where it is needed.
For more information, contact Oncor Customer Service at (888) 313-4747.