As transmission operators complete infrastructure repairs and upgrades, they face an increasingly difficult environment. Performing necessary maintenance on transmission assets frequently requires operators to de-energize the lines and remove them from service. These outage windows, dictated by seasonal demand, are consistently shrinking as utilities continue to demand more from their systems. Construction projects often require more time than is available in a given window, meaning crews must mobilize, de-mobilize, and then remobilize. This vastly increases time, cost and complexity for even the simplest construction projects.