Utilities

Renewables Consultancy Adopts Drones for Inspections

Scotland-based renewables consultancy SgurrEnergy – part of the clean energy business of Wood Group, an oil and gas services company – has brought unmanned...

SkySpecs, Siemens Wind Power Taking Turbine Inspections to ‘Next Level’

Siemens is collaborating with unmanned inspections company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for both onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections.The goal of the...

FAA, Xcel Energy Partner to Advance UAS for Utility Inspections

In an effort to research the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for inspecting critical infrastructure, Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is partnering with the...

O&G Giant Signs up for Drone Inspections via Sky-Futures

International oil and gas (O&G) company Eni has secured a three-year contract with Sky-Futures, which provides drone-based inspection services to global industrial markets.Italy-based Eni,...

Power Company Expanding Drone Inspections to 17 Countries

Drone as a Service operator Measure has announced a new strategic partnership with The AES Corp., which will be using Measure’s services to remotely...

Cyberhawk Touts Success for Drones in Wind Power

Citing increased demand from both domestic and international markets, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections company Cyberhawk Innovations is reporting 12 months of success within...

U.S., Canada Utilities Put UAV to Work at Niagara Ice Boom

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Canadian utility Ontario Power Generation (OPG) recently deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to inspect an ice...

English Water Company Puts UAS to the Test for Leakage Detection

U.K.-based Anglian Water Services Ltd. has begun trialing thermal imaging drones to detect leaking water pipes.With nearly 24,000 miles of water pipes to keep...

New York State Electric and Gas Corp. Brings in Drones

New York State Electric and Gas Corp. (NYSEG), a subsidiary of Avangrid, is currently deploying drones to conduct routine inspections of transmission lines in...

University-Utility Partnership Goes Big on Drones

Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus and Kansas-based power company Westar Energy say they are increasingly using drone technology to advance electric utility inspection and...

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