Utilities

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...

Drones in Energy: Firm Improves Safety, Efficiency and Bottom Line

By using Identified Technologies’ drone services, Keystone was able to survey six well pads in a single day and receive the data in near real time.

N.D. Drone Company OK’d for Night Flying; Utility Signs Up Right Away

Grand Forks, N.D.-based SkySkopes has inked permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at night.The flight services firm...

Wanted: U.S. Energy Company Seeks Unmanned Solutions

The AES Corp. is launching an open innovation contest targeted at improving the safety and increasing the availability of power plants through unmanned inspections...

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...

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