Utilities

Nevada Utility Completes UAS Pilot Program

With the help of several partners, Nevada-based NV Energy has completed an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilot program to inspect, collect and analyze data...

Verizon Goes with Drones for Critical Inspections After Hurricane Matthew

Verizon is using drones to help with cell site inspections in North Carolina and South Carolina to survey areas impacted by severe flooding from...

AT&T Uses UAS to Get You Ready – and Connected – for Some Football

Using its proprietary EchoBOT technology on board an unmanned aircraft system, the telecommunications giant says it can "track in-stadium networks" more efficiently.

General Electric Has a New Drone in the Works: the Raven

GE has unveiled a prototype drone designed to help reduce environmental impact and improve operational efficiency in the oil and gas industry.

Texas Utility Brings in UAVs, Image-Pattern Software for Inspections

Austin Energy - a publicly owned electric utility and a department of the City of Austin, Texas - is using drones in a research...

Hawaii Utilities Say Aloha to Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The Hawaiian Electric Cos. have begun to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for a variety of inspections, including for storm response.The Hawaiian Electric Cos....

Artificial Intelligence-Powered Drone Could Bring Autonomy to ‘Next Level’

An automated inspection by an intelligent drone with deep-learning capabilities was demonstrated today by Aerialtronics, a Dutch unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer; Neurala, a...

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Goes With UAVs

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in California is partnering with PrecisionHawk to acquire aerial imagery for routine maintenance in monitoring and analyzing electric...

Lufthansa Forms UAS Partnership with Wind Power Company

The Nordex Group, a German wind turbine manufacturer, has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-supported inspections of...

SkySpecs Holding Drone Inspection Demo at Wind Energy Event

Want to see drones in action for wind turbine inspections? SkySpecs will be demonstrating its automated drone technology at the upcoming Wind Energy Expo/WindEurope...

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