E.DIS Netz, a subsidiary of one the largest energy service providers in Germany, the E.DIS Group, recently finished testing novel drone-based inspection solutions in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The tests were conducted as part of a larger program for E.DIS Netz, which aims to evaluate how drones can be used in power line inspections.
The T&D grid is under pressure like never before. There are a number of data-driven digital solutions to help shore up the grid that have been getting a lot of press lately. While grid inspection may seem like a mainly analog process and doesn’t get the press other utility operations do, it too can be strengthened through digitalization and play a crucial role in the digital utility of the future.
EAM Netz, a German network operator, recently concluded tests in the Rheinland Pfalz region, where the goal was to compare traditional power line inspections with novel drone-based solutions. As the importance of electricity is growing in our lives, so does the need for dependable and well-maintained power line infrastructure. Technical innovations could help to ensure that in the future.
In the autumn of 2021, Hepta Airborne helped Latvia's leading distribution system operator, Sadales tīkls to conduct tests with drones. Their inspection teams were equipped with drones, taught how to fly them effectively and how to take photos of power lines with them.
Hepta Airborne – a tech company that digitizes infrastructure inspection – announced that Daniel Dobbeni, a high-level executive, board member of InnoEnergy, and Managing Director of ETHAN SPRL-BVBA, has joined Hepta Airborne’s Supervisory Board.
Following years of internal use and improved performance in analyzing electricity grids across the EU, the Estonian-founded tech company, Hepta Airborne is releasing a freemium version of its AI-driven software, uBird, to the drone operator community.