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We want to hear from the you! How are drones being utilized in your incident response operations?

A couple years ago I had the opportunity visit SpaceX in New Mexico with my son’s Boy Scout Troop.  The troop had a payload in one of the rockets competing in an annual competition.  During and after the launch, the rocket team used drones to video record the launch and to assist in finding the deployed payloads.  This is just one of the many ways drones are used today!

Utility companies are using drones to help with many aspects of their business.  This month, community members have asked that we discuss “How are drones being utilized in your incident response operations”. 

If you or your utility are using drones for incident response operations, we want to hear from you.  How are you using drones?  Are there Pros and Cons?  What could work better?  How do you see using drones in the future? Other thoughts you have on this subject?

Please share your insights with the community by starting a post or commenting below.  If you share by November 30th, your post will be highlighted in our Resource Management Newsletter scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th.  

When posting or commenting please use tag – Drones Nov 2018.

I look forward to reading your insights!

Audra C Drazga
VP of The Power Industry Network

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Mukul Sarkar on November 15, 2018

As far as I know, there are few utilities who are using drones only for OH line inspection purpose, that too by controlling them from ground. But I think use of drones in combination with currently available technologies may bring about miracle in utilities. First, it can be programmed to inspect the line or the fault location based on incident information in an automated manner by use of GPS and AI. In addition to this, it can further be extended to remote repairing of fault by use of augmented/mixed reality & instruction driven robots in drones. Even it can go up to fully automated repairing by use of intelligent robots in drones. I expect such type of high-tech project will be in reality in the near future.



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