Using Autonomous Drones in the Power Sector [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 11:35:10 +0000

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Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been dabbled with throughout the power industry for years. POWER featured a drone on its cover in April 2014, and has published many articles on drone technology since then. Yet, the technology has been used more as a novelty in the power sector up to this point. As […]

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Using AI-Powered Thermal Tagging to Prevent Summer Overheating Outages

Credit to Author: Robert Henley| Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 17:54:41 +0000

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Summertime heat is cresting at the same time many economic restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are easing in communities across the United States.  Meanwhile, as extreme weather events are becoming more frequent, much of the country is on alert as forecasters predict severe hurricane, tornado, and wildfire seasons will continue.   Utilities know they need […]

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Power Line Management in the Time of Coronavirus

Credit to Author: Paul Frey| Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:16:07 +0000

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put communities on lockdown and created a need for social distancing. Many are staying at home, but that’s not an option for the frontline workers running critical power transmission infrastructure and keeping the lights on. How can utilities keep up with their operational and safety obligations with a reduced onsite […]

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Using Geospatial Data to Strengthen the Grid Against Extreme Weather

Credit to Author: Robert Henley| Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2020 17:56:22 +0000

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Extreme weather events are hitting more often and harder than ever before, and storm-hardening regulations are prompting utilities to strengthen the electrical grid to withstand storm-force winds. As part of this effort, leading utilities are using drone-based data collection and analysis to assess how their electrical grids can withstand Mother Nature’s punishment. Aerial robotics and […]

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