Background: NextEra Energy was updating an existing wind farm and needed to locate and map an existing fiber optic line to prepare for a crossing with new collection lines as well as adding another fiber line.

 GPR Data’s Solution: GPR Data was able to use real time scanning of the area to locate the fiber line. However, the field tech on site determined that there were actually two lines running next to each other, rather than the single line that was expected. The location was potholed to confirm there were in fact two fiber optic lines. This revelation meant that NextEra would not have to install a second fiber optic line as part of their upgrade, saving tens of thousands of dollars

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