Starting Monday, April 29, 2019 PG&E is flying a helicopter saw along an electric transmission line that spans from the PG&E substation in Potter Valley about 10 miles westward to the PG&E substation in Willits.
A helicopter saw, or heli-saw, is a series of circular saws suspended from a high-performance helicopter used to trim the tops and sides of trees near high voltage transmission lines. PG&E uses the heli-saw in remote areas to maintain safe and reliable service to its customers. The transmission line runs through remote areas of Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, and Willits. Property owners of parcels along the line have been notified of the work via letters that were mailed on April 11. On 4/29/19, a small helicopter (four-passenger A Star) conducted an initial fly-over of the transmission lines to review terrain, pruning areas, roads, creeks, and other general avoidance areas. The heli-saw will fly 7 days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Work is expected to be completed by next week but may take longer depending on the weather.
If you have urgent questions or concerns contact Alison Talbott, PG&E Government Relations - Humboldt, Mendocino Pacific Gas & Electric Company, 2555 Myrtle Avenue Eureka, CA 95501 Cell (707) 502-5769 Email firstname.lastname@example.org.