Workers Are Increasing The Use Drones In The Utility Industry in 2018

Since 2016, the use of drones for commercial purposes has taken the United States by storm. Drones have particularly shown great potential for
growth within the utility industry. Indeed, more utility companies are starting to use utility inspection drones to monitor and maintain their infrastructure.

The potential benefits of using drones within the utility industry are also significant. So far, experts associate drone use within the utility industry with advantages such as;

  • Cost savings
  • Improved staff safety
  • Enhanced predictive maintenance
  • Increased situational awareness of utilities
  • Improved efficiency and effectiveness in operations

Experts warn that to see these benefits, utility companies must perceive drones as opportunities rather than disruptors. Nonetheless, the legal framework of drones will also determine how utilities use them.

Given the relative infancy of utility drones, constant changes and developments are inevitable. This article will highlight some of … Read the rest

Use of Drones To Clean Power Lines

People often take our power lines for granted. They enjoy the electricity that comes through outlets and powers their homes, but no one ever thinks where it comes from. That is until something goes wrong with the line and the power supply becomes compromised, or worse, lost completely.

Energy companies employ maintenance men and expect to look after these lines and ensure that everything runs smoothly. This means clearing away rubbish and dealing with faults.

The rise of drones changed all that as operators could send these UAVs up into the skies for a better view of the area and potential problems. Now, a company in China has gone a step further.… Read the rest