Power Grid Fault Detection

Energy and Utilities

The Challenge

Managing and maintaining power grids of entire cities incurs high labor cost and time.  A great amount of resources is spent on trying to identify faults in such large networks. Not only is this uneconomical, but also detrimental to response-times of repairs. A quick response time is especially important during disasters.

The Solution

Drone surveys of power grids captured true color imagery over large areas with high resolution. Our image analysis experts quality-checked and processed raw drone data. Combining automated algorithms with manual verification, we detected faults in individual electric poles and generated reports for city-wide power grids. Faults included rotten poles, broken transformers etc.

The Result

Intelligent and efficient management of city-wide power grids and large solar farms, reducing labor cost and time. By reducing number of feet on the ground, inspection takes days, not weeks. This prevents frequent outage and timely response during disasters.

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