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