For years, linemen proudly donned their climbing gear and carefully selected the most important tools to include in their belts and climbing bags. Today, the use of helicopters is becoming one of the most important resources to help linemen do their jobs in the shortest amount of time and at the lowest cost to customers.
Above are images from the One Nevada Transmission Line project: Great Basin Transmission South, an affiliate of LS Power, and NV Energy jointly own the new transmission line, and Sturgeon Electric is providing the construction services. These three companies have joined forces with helicopter pilots and their unique transmission line construction expertise to improve construction productivity. For the complete article by Mike Curby of NV Energy, see Helicopters Lift Linemen's Efficiency..