When Yampa Valley Electric uses a helicopter service like Zephyr, it is for jobs like to one we recently did on Black Mountain for a battery change out.
This work was at Black Mountain radio tower- one of our main towers that maintains communication services for our crews. The system was an antiquated battery system that we upgraded to assure communications between our crews and for safety reasons. There is no electricity at the site, so the tower operates on solar battery power. This tower is in an inaccessible area on Black Mountain, so it is important we change out the batteries prior to winter.
At YVEA, we work diligently to keep infrastructure working efficiently and we carefully plan these special circumstance events so that we are being fiscally responsible to you, the members.