This followed a recent TransGrid decision to explore a safer alternative to using helicopters for works taking place in close proximity to power lines.
Drone stringing the 992 line was broken into two sections. The first section involved stringing rope between two structures over steep, rocky inaccessible terrain in close proximity to live transmission lines. The second more challenging section involved stringing an 800m span across the Burrinjuck gorge with a 200m elevation between Burrinjuck substation and another structure.
Anthony Armstrong, Senior Program Manager Lines at TransGrid, said: “This was a fantastic effort by all involved. It was especially pleasing to see the works completed without incident and in a timely manner using an innovative new method.”