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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...

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...

North Carolina Co-op Teams with Local College for Utility UAV Training

Randolph Electric Membership Corp. (Randolph EMC), an electric cooperative based in Asheboro, N.C., recently donated $10,000 to Montgomery Community College (MCC) in support of...

SkySpecs Inks More Funding to Expand Wind Turbine Drone Inspections

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based SkySpecs, a provider of automated drone inspections for wind turbines, has secured $8 million in Series B financing.The financing was led...

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