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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)...

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...

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...

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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Xcel Energy Kicks off Drone Inspections Beyond Line of Sight

Xcel Energy, a U.S. utility serving eight Western and Midwestern states, is operating drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) during ongoing inspections...

DroneHive, Red Mountain Partner for Drone-Based Cell Tower Inspections

DroneHive, a drone services company, and Red Mountain Scientific, a provider of autonomous flight software, have partnered to provide telecommunications companies with aerial data...

Utilities Deploy Drones to Keep Birds from Nesting on Poles

FirstEnergy says its electric utilities are deploying drones to inspect the nests of protected birds of prey.FirstEnergy's 10 electric distribution companies serve customers in Ohio,...
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San Antonio Utility Goes All in on Drones

San Antonio-based utility CPS Energy is now using drones to perform routine inspections of overhead infrastructure in a safer and more efficient way than...
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Xcel Energy OK’d to Routinely Fly Drones Beyond Line of Sight

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy has inked approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) beyond the visual line of sight...

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