Utilities

College’s Wind Energy Program Integrates UAV Training

The Wind Energy Department of Cloud County Community College (CCCC) recently held a two-day, 12-hour 'Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Community Enrichment' class...

Michigan Energy Company Debuts Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, recently launched an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near a Jackson County electric substation to help determine how the technology...

Companies Team Up for UAV-Based Utility Asset Inspection Program

GeoDigital, FLoT Systems and Environmental Consultants Inc. (ECI) have formed a partnership to bring utilities remote asset inspection capabilities via unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)....

JetBlue Co-Founder Joins VDOS Global Advisory Board

VDOS Global LLC, the U.S.' first Federal Aviation Administration-approved supplier of unmanned aircraft services for the industrial, energy and environmental sectors, has announced that...

Drone Restores Telecommunications for 20,000 Texans

After a downed fiber-optic cable affected 20,000 people in a Texas town, a drone came to the rescue and played a vital role in...

Boston-Based Engineering & Construction Firm Gets UAV Exemption

CDM Smith Inc., a full-service engineering and construction firm headquartered in Boston, has been granted an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to...

Telecom Provider Bringing Post-Hurricane Drone Surveys to Caribbean

As the Caribbean prepares for the upcoming hurricane season, which begins on June 1, Cable and Wireless Communications (C&W) has begun to test drone...

Utility Giant Gets FAA Approval for Unmanned Inspections

Xcel Energy, a Minneapolis-based electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight western and midwestern states, has been approved by the Federal...

SkySpecs Teams with Wind Company for UAV Inspections

San Diego-based UpWind Solutions Inc., an operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for the North American wind energy industry, has partnered with unmanned aerial...

WindSpect Offers Unmanned Solution for Turbine Blade Inspections

Strat Aero, an international aerospace services company, and AirFusion, a provider of airborne sensor data fusion software and analytics technology, have introduced WindSpect, a...

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