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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...

University & Utility Collaboration Establishes UAS Flight Pavilion

Kansas State University Salina and industry partner Westar Energy, an electric utility company in Topeka, have collaborated on a new outdoor flight facility for...

UMEX, Cyberhawk Bring Drone Utility Infrastructure Inspections to U.S.

Colorado-based Unmanned Experts (UMEX), a consultancy and training company in the U.S. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market, has joined forces with Scotland-headquartered Cyberhawk Innovations,...

Utility Turns to UAS to Battle Inhospitable Hells Canyon

Idaho Power Co., an electric utility serving over 500,000 customers in Idaho and Oregon, recently received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation...

Companies Team Up for UAV-Based Utility Asset Inspection Program

GeoDigital, FLoT Systems and Environmental Consultants Inc. (ECI) have formed a partnership to bring utilities remote asset inspection capabilities via unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)....

Utility Giant Gets FAA Approval for Unmanned Inspections

Xcel Energy, a Minneapolis-based electricity and natural gas company with regulated operations in eight western and midwestern states, has been approved by the Federal...

Utility Company Approved for Aeryon sUAS Applications

Southern Company Services Inc. (SCS), a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company, has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 exemption to explore the...

SoCal Public Utility Granted Section 333 Approval

Allowing the utility to conduct aerial inspections of its facilities, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Section...

Inside ComEd’s UAS Exemption for Utility Inspections

Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd), a unit of Chicago-based energy provider Exelon Corp., recently received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate unmanned aerial systems...

Finnish Company Demonstrates Benefits of UAV Utility Inspections

Sharper Shape, a Helsinki, Finland-based supplier of drone-based automated asset inspection and maintenance planning services, has demonstrated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with advanced sensors...

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