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Refining Data Quality with Automated Aerial Inspections

Power companies today face an escalating level of environmental challenges and utility hazards. Data shows that wildfires, hurricanes and flooding are continuing...
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Michigan PSC Seeks Members for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) is accepting recommendations for nominees for two seats on a state task force that develops statewide...
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BP Completes 115-Mile Drone Trial for Offshore Methane Detection

BP’s North Sea business has completed a pilot project using drones to remotely monitor methane emissions of the company's offshore assets.

Dominion Energy Brings BVLOS Experience to Small UAV Coalition

Virginia-based utility Dominion Energy has joined the Small UAV Coalition as an associate member.According to the coalition, unmanned...
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The Case for Air Traffic Control for Drones

This article originally appeared as a Verizon blog by Mariah Scott, president of Skyward, a Verizon company that provides software and consulting...
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New York Power Authority Investigates LiDAR With Drones

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has received funding to research and integrate LiDAR technology into its existing unmanned aircraft system (UAS)...
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Ameren Completes 60-Mile Drone Flight Beyond Line of Sight

With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. is deploying drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) as a safer way to...
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Five Days, 100 Miles of Power Lines for Honeywell’s UAV Inspection Service

Honeywell says its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based inspection service helped Arkansas-based utility Ozarks Electric Cooperative inspect more than 100 miles of power lines and...
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Southern Co. Expands Drone Program by Teaming with Skyward

U.S. energy giant Southern Co. is expanding its drone program through a new partnership with Skyward, a Verizon company providing a drone operations management...
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Drones Helping Long Island Utility ‘Keep the Lights On’

In order to further improve and advance the electric system on Long Island, N.Y., PSEG Long Island and ULC Robotics, a local technology company,...

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