Utilities

Xcel Energy Kicks off Drone Survey Beyond the Visual Line of Sight

Xcel Energy, an electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight western and midwestern states, is partnering with Environmental Consultants Inc. and...

Kansas Utility to Increase Worker Safety Through New UAS Exemption

Topeka, Kan.-based electric utility Westar Energy Inc. has been granted a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct commercial unmanned aircraft...

Sky-Futures’ Offshore Drone Inspection Marks its First in Gulf of Mexico

Global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections provider Sky-Futures has completed what it says is its first offshore oil and gas inspection legally carried out...

Sentera Donates Drone Technology to Raise Awareness for Tower Climbing Safety

Sentera LLC, a software, sensor and drone company, has announced plans to donate a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone and one-year OnTop imaging platform...

Global Drone Inspections Company Shortlisted for U.K. Award

Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of industrial drone inspections, says it has been shortlisted for this year's Offshore Achievement Awards in the safety innovations category.Now...

Connecticut DOT Testing UAVs for Bridge Inspections

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will be using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform inspections of the longest bridges in the state.The...

Inspections via Drone Bring ‘Encouraging’ Results to N.Y. Utilities

New York State Electric and Gas Corp. (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA, are evaluating how drones can assist...

PRENAV Precision Drone System Approved for Industrial Inspections

Silicon Valley start-up PRENAV and partner Hawk Aerial have been awarded Section 333 exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate the...

Cyberhawk Completes Drone Inspection of Cargo Oil Tank

Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of aerial inspections using remotely operated aerial vehicles (ROAVs), or drones, says it has completed its first-ever ROAV inspection of...

Distribution Partnership Brings Sentera Drones to Canadian Telecom Providers

Gap Wireless, a Canadian distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and test and measurement markets, has added Sentera LLC's unmanned aerial...

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