Utilities

Consortium Aims to Advance Long-Distance Drone Use for Electric Companies

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI), an association representing U.S. investor-owned electric companies, has teamed with Sharper Shape, which provides unmanned aircraft system (UAS)-based asset...

Lloyd’s Register Creates Guidance on UAS for Inspections

Lloyd’s Register has launched what it calls the first phase of guidance notes on unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. Specifically, this phase of notes...

Scottish Drone Inspections Provider Plans Expansion into U.S.

Livingston, Scotland-based Cyberhawk, which provides industrial inspections and surveys using unmanned aerial vehicles, says it has received a funding package totaling 2 million British...

Lawmaker Introduces the ‘UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act’

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., has introduced the “UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act,” which he says would ensure critical infrastructure operators are able to...

Cyberhawk Conducts Offshore UAV Work at Grand Banks of Newfoundland

Livingston, Scotland-based drone inspections provider Cyberhawk Innovations says it has completed an offshore unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection in North America for an oil...

Atlantic AerialworX Offers Drone’s-Eye View of Wind Turbine Assembly

Atlantic AerialworX, a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company based in Nova Scotia, has used a drone to show the construction process of a...

Strat Aero Inks Contract for UAV Wind Turbine Inspections

International aerospace company Strat Aero PLC says it has been awarded a contract with Kansas-based utility Westar Energy to provide wind turbine inspection services...

Drone Inspections Provider Launches for U.K. Solar Market

Push Energy Ltd. and Buzzflyer Ltd. have established Above Surveying Ltd. as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections company for the solar photovoltaics market...

Sterlite Grid Teams Up with Sharper Shape for UAV Tech

Sharper Shape, a Finland-headquartered supplier of drone-based infrastructure and utility asset management solutions, and Sterlite Grid, India's largest private developer of independent transmission systems,...

Helicopter Services Provider Invests in, Partners with Sky-Futures

Bristow Group Inc., a provider of helicopter transportation services to the global offshore energy industry, has invested $4.2 million in Sky-Futures, which offers drone...

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