We’re using 3D technology to get a clearer picture of our network. With over 38,000km of power lines and 400,000 poles to look after, 3D modelling helps us bring safer and more reliable power to our customers.
We use LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology to build a 3D model of the network. Using GPS, the model helps us ensure a safe distance between our assets, buildings and trees.
The 3D model is made up of photos and LiDAR images. Some of the ways we’re capturing these images are:
Watch this short video to see the capture vehicle in action.
Our teams are inspecting right across our network more often, so you may notice:
If we need to access your property, we will knock on your door or leave a calling card. Capturing these images does not impact your power supply
Here are a few ways to find out more about our 3D model and inspections: