Scottish Power is spending 36 million pounds to improve their vegetation management programs in Scotland and Wales. Part of the investment is going to the acquisition of airborne lidar.
Guy Jefferson, SP Energy Networks distribution director, said: “Managing trees next to power lines is one of the most important maintenance programmes we deliver to keep the lights on.
“It means that during severe winter storms we can reduce the number of properties affected by power cuts, and reduce the time to reconnect those who do.
“We will always need people on the ground to carry out the work, and we are pleased that our contracts will support hundreds of jobs in Scotland, the north west of England and north Wales.”