Utility inspecting power equipment

MANCHESTER (AP) – Residents in nearly 60 New Hampshire towns and cities might notice a helicopter flying around this month as the state’s largest utility inspects high-voltage electrical equipment.

Eversource is using a low-flying helicopter to capture images that will help it identify potential problems with electrical lines and related equipment. Officials say the inspections allow for repairs that will reduce the frequency and duration of power outages.

The company also will be conducting infrared helicopter inspections using heat-sensing imaging equipment from Aug. 21-24.