Utilities

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...

Europe’s Biggest Drone Investment Goes to Sky-Futures

Sky-Futures, an international provider of drone inspection services for the oil and gas industry, has raised 2.5 million British pounds ($3.88 million) from venture...

Utility Company Approved for Aeryon sUAS Applications

Southern Company Services Inc. (SCS), a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company, has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 exemption to explore the...

Drones Offer Safe, Efficient Style of Wind Turbine Inspections

Inspecting wind turbines is often a potentially dangerous task. However, thanks to the increasingly widespread prevalence of unmanned technology, it does not always have...

A Fleet of UAVs Inspecting Power Lines in Spain

Multinational power company Endesa has deployed a total of 14 drones in Spain to inspect the country's electricity lines. The drones will be used...

Sky-Futures Approves Three New Remote Pilots

Sky-Futures, a global provider of unmanned aerial system (UAS) inspections in the oil and gas industry, has approved - under its Civil Aviation Authority...

French Companies Developing Drone Solutions for Industrial Clients

French electric utility company GDF SUEZ has announced an investment in Redbird, a France-based provider of civilian drone-acquired data. GDF SUEZ New Ventures, GDF...

Joint Research Project Tests UAS for Pipeline Inspections

EagleView Technology Corp. - a provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions - has announced an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research project...

SoCal Public Utility Granted Section 333 Approval

Allowing the utility to conduct aerial inspections of its facilities, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Section...

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