xcel energy

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,...
cps energy

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...
excel energy

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...

Partnership Aims to Transform Industrial Inspection with Predictive Analytics, Drones

Bureau Veritas, a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services, and Avitas Systems, a GE Venture, recently announced a strategic alliance for cross-industry,...

Nevada Utility Working Toward BVLOS Drone Flights

This week, Las Vegas-based NV Energy Inc., which provides energy services to 1.3 million customers throughout Nevada, is conducting drone test flights in support...

Measure Unveils New Drone Toolkit for Linemen

Measure, a U.S. provider of drone services to enterprise customers, has announced a new drone toolkit that will enable electrical utilities to build a...

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