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Announcement: SDG&E Drone Assessments of Utility Poles

Pala Band of Mission Indians California Pala Announcement

PALA, CA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pala Environmental Department announces that San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to use drones to conduct power pole fire safety assessments in Pala.

San Diego Gas & Electric
Drone Assessments of Utility Poles
Pala Reservation
June 22-24, 2020

Beginning on Monday, June 22, 2020, SDG&E crews will be working in Pala to conduct drone assessments of utility poles for fire vulnerability as part of the Drone Investigation, Assessment, and Repair (DIAR) Program.

WHAT TO EXPECT

SDG&E vehicles parked on roads with crews nearby. There may be some temporary background noise and dust while the drone is operating. There will be no disruption to electrical service. SDG&E crews will check in with Pala Tribal Law Enforcement each day that they are on the reservation.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

SDG&E crews consisting of one drone pilot and one camera operator on the ground near power poles. Small, quad-copter drones equipped with cameras flying above and near power poles.

Pala Environmental Department
For more information contact the Pala Environment Department:
760-891-3510 | ped@palatribe.com | ped.palatribe.com

San Diego Gas & Electric DIAR Program
For more information contact the San Diego Gas & Electric DIAR Program:
844-765-6388 | sdge.com/drone-program

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