Empire District Electric announces aerial transmission line inspections

Beginning today and continuing through April 8, 2012, Empire District Electric Co. (NYSE: EDE) will conduct an inspection of company transmission lines.

The completion date for this program is dependent upon weather and wind conditions.

GeoDigital will survey approximately 400 miles of transmission line throughout the Empire service territory. While flying directly overhead of transmission lines, GeoDigital will capture data using LiDAR or light detection and ranging technology. The data will be utilized to analyze changes in transmission system corridors and clearance ranges.

Empire inspects transmission lines regularly to identify and correct potential problems with the transmission system. This allows the company to continue safe and reliable delivery of energy to our customers.

Beginning today and continuing through April 8, 2012, Empire District Electric Co. (NYSE: EDE) will conduct an inspection of company transmission lines.