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Power line inspections

AI-assisted, holistic virtual inspections for increased resiliency and value.

Substation solutions​

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Achieve greater accuracy, improve quality and consistency with your asset inspections and asset data.

Substation solutions


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Meet us at CEATI T&D to learn more about our project with Alectra

We are thrilled to present at the CEATI Transmission & Distribution Conference with Alectra, discussing how AI-enabled grid inspections enhance safety, expedite inspections, and improve grid resiliency. Join us to explore the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence in the energy sector.

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Inspection as a Service program to deliver full virtual inspection of AllgäuNetz’s distribution network.

AllgäuNetz the Distribution System Operator in southern Allgäu, Germany is partnering with eSmart Systems to transition their infrastructure inspection from manual to virtual inspection supported by Artificial Intelligence.

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Infrastructure is at the core of growth on the island of Bonaire. 

WEB Bonaire selected eSmart Systems, a leading provider of AI-powered solutions to help map WEB assets. This project will help increase the efficiency and safety of infrastructure operations and support accurate data for investment planning. 

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Assessing the Value and Efficiency of Virtual Inspections. 

Learn why your choice of inspection method matters, read the first comparative study since the 1990’s EPRI study. Study prepared by Xcel Energy, eSmart Systems, EDM, Phoenix Air, and Phase One.


We’ll be attending Grid FWD 2023

eSmart Systems is thrilled to attend the upcoming GridFWD 2023 event. As industry leaders in inspection solutions, we are excited to connect with customers and experts in the field. We eagerly look forward to engaging discussions that will shape the future of the energy industry.

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Exciting news! BKW Energie AG is partnering with eSmart Systems.
Through a 5-year program, we will help them transition to an AI-driven image-based virtual inspection program. This collaboration will result in safer, more efficient inspections while optimizing costs. BKW AG is paving the way for a more sustainable power grid, and we are proud to support their vision.

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Meet us at the 10th Annual Global Asset Management Forum for Distribution System Operators 
Come see our presentation with Stedin to discover how the urgency of investing in digital asset data has increased due to the energy transition and the positive impact it can have on utilities.

Learn how Stedin’s data-driven journey and visual documentation have revolutionized their asset management practices.

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Meet us at E-world 2023
Grid Vision is transforming the way the world’s leading energy providers inspect and maintain critical infrastructure.

Come by our booth #610 in hall 5 at E-world and explore how we are working with utilities globally to improve their inspections and asset data.

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Meet us at DISTRIBUTECH 2023
At DISTRIBUTECH we are joined by Kongsberg Digital who will be showcasing their Kognitwin® solution, which provides load and product forecast for the grid. Together, Grid Vision and Kognitwin bridge the gap between the physical and digital grid.

Come by our booth #818 at DISTRIBUTECH and discover how Grid Vision and Kognitwin is transforming the way the world’s leading energy providers inspect and maintain critical infrastructure.

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A.I. All around you – Moving past misconceptions.

Hear eSmart Systems CTO, Erik Åsberg break down myths and misconceptions surrounding Artificial Intelligence, how it is already part of everyday life and how it contributes to a resilient power supply.

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How virtual inspections support capital projects.

Hear how Xcel Energy has transitioned from a find-and-fix mentality in their grid inspections to a find-and-prioritize mentality by getting a deeper understanding of what is going on at the asset level and keeping capital projects in mind.

During 60-minutes of high value discussion, you’ll learn how to build a data-driven virtual inspection program that goes beyond traditional inspection methods.


eSmart Systems will be presenting at top-industry events in October along with big utilities as a global thought leader.

We are excited to be presenting with SMUD, Xcel, and UFD at some top-industry events this October hosted by CEATI, EEI, and EPRI. Our goal is to share the lessons learned from some of our projects with our customers and help utilities learn from other utilities by sharing the best practices on inspections and asset data.

Capital Raise

eSmart Systems raises ~€40m to accelerate virtual infrastructure inspections for power utilities

The capital will be used to accelerate the company’s commercial development and international growth.

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We partnered with Axpo and Linia to deliver drone-based overhead line inspection

This partnership delivered an inspection program for over 1000 KM of overhead lines utilizing, state-of-the-art camera technology, automated flight routes and Grid Vision AI-powered inspection software.


eSmart Systems partners with Evergy to inspect their entire transmission line system utilizing Artificial Intelligence.

eSmart Systems, a leading provider of grid inspection AI-powered software, is pleased to announce the combination with Verico, a Norwegian company offering specialized Enterprise Asset Management services and products to the utility sector.


eSmart Systems announces new CEO

Henrik Bache is appointed CEO of eSmart Systems, a leading provider of grid inspection AI-powered software. Founder Knut H. Johansen will become a board member with a focus on financing and strategy.

Case Studies


We have been excited about eSmart since hearing about them through our partnership with Energy Impact Partners (EIP). Utilizing cutting-edge technology in the form of AI to inspect our distribution poles makes our electric grid smarter, improves our business processes and helps to keep the lights on for our customers.

Zac Gladhill
Director of Grid Integration and Innovation for OG&E

Grid Vision will provide great support for our powerline inspections. We see real value using the tool in our daily work, through improved visibility and awareness of our assets’ condition and the continuous learning of the algorithms driving better asset performance management.

Nicolas Naef
Head of Maintenance Group Power Lines East at Axpo and Drone Pilot at Axpo
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We needed a solution to help streamline our rust inspections and at the same time improve the end-to-end maintenance process. Working with eSmart Systems gives us access to world class AI and inspection management tools, and the ability to participate in the design of this all-new module is an exciting step on our innovation and digitalization journey.

Kenneth Nørup Knudsen
Team Leader and Senior Specialist at Energinet

Digital and innovative solutions are key for our grids in being the backbone of the energy transition. In order to achieve the best for our network customers, we also rely on strong partnerships with start-ups. By partnering with eSmart Systems, we are improving the accuracy of power grid inspections and the security of supply. Ultimately, fewer mast climbs will be necessary, resulting in an increase in work safety.

Thomas König
Responsible For Networks On The E.ON Board Of Management

Xcel Energy’s work on unmanned aircraft systems with our partners demonstrates that collaboration benefits customers, the economy, and the environment. Our company is an industry leader in using UAS technologies for transmission line inspections and our work with eSmart Systems and EDM will help improve the safety and reliability of the energy grid.

Michael Lamb
Senior Vice President, Transmission – Xcel Energy

This is our 4th attempt at trying to get our asset information updated. Colleagues who have been involved in the previous projects still don’t believe it’s going to work. That says something about how challenging it is.

Thijs Janssen
Team Lead, Asset Data Enrichment Team, Stedin

We’re very satisfied with the work Verico* has done for us. The authorities have stated that they haven’t seen any grid operator with better control of data and data acquisition than Lyse. That is thanks to Verico.

Frank Boholm
Head of O&M, Lyse Elnett
*Verico is now part of eSmart Systems

We are very pleased with the work Verico* has done for us. They have tools, expertise and work processes of the highest quality. In addition, they are concerned with continuous improvements and make adjustments to processes and methodologies continuously.

Thomas Lyngstad
Head of Asset Information, Statnett
*Verico is now part of eSmart Systems

Recent Articles

Explore our latest news and articles


eSmart Systems will map utility company assets on Bonaire

WEB Bonaire partners with eSmart System to enable the growth of the island by increasing the efficiency and safety of infrastructure operations and supporting accurate data for investment planning.

Assessing the value and efficiency of virtual inspections. A comparative study of foot patrol and virtual inspections.

This white paper provides an overview of a comparative analysis of the effectiveness of two modes of visual inspection of overhead transmission lines, namely foot patrols and imagery-based virtual inspections. The analysis utilized data from Xcel Energy’s inspection program.

BKW Energie AG partners with eSmart Systems to digitalize and automate their current inspection process for a more sustainable future

BKW Energie AG, operator of Switzerland’s largest distribution system has announced a partnership with eSmart Systems to transition their current visual inspections to a complete image-based virtual inspection process.

Beyond the limitations of sight – BVLOS flying is changing the inspection game

The transmission line inspection waiver unlocks BVLOS operations for all utilities recognized by the US Department of Energy. Hence, the utility industry could be the 1st to benefit from BVLOS on a wide scale.

Watch our webinar – Master your substation asset data: Expert insights and strategies revealed

Watch this webinar to learn how to improve poor quality and incomplete data for your substations and how you can achieve lower costs and a much faster response to faulty assets by relying on accurate, up-to-date data.

Are all virtual inspections the same?

Absolutely not! Lets take a step back and look at the definition of virtual inspections for energy infrastructure; a virtual inspection is any visual asset inspection that is preformed remotely – conducted while physically away from the asset in the field using remotely sensed data (e.g., high-resolution imagery).

Watch our webinar – How AI & Virtual inspections changed operations at Xcel Energy

Inspecting transmission and distribution assets is tremendously time- and labor-intensive for utilities. Watch this webinar to learn the benefits and requirements of using a virtual inspection program and what AI is and isn’t capable of doing.

eSmart Systems raises ~€40m to accelerate virtual infrastructure inspections for power utilities

Norwegian company eSmart Systems was among one of the first in the world to develop an

eSmart Systems partners with Evergy to inspect their entire transmission line system utilizing Artificial Intelligence

eSmart Systems has announced a multi-year partnership with Evergy, a regulated electric utility that serves more than 1.6 million customers…

Utilizing edge computing algorithms to automate and improve image capture for overhead line inspections

We have seen during our work with over 40 global utilities that one key challenge of transitioning to virtual overhead line inspections is the quality

Naturgy partners with eSmart Systems to automate its overhead power line inspections utilizing AI

UFD, the electricity distribution subsidiary of Naturgy, has announced a multi-year partnership with eSmart Systems to digitalize and automate its overhead power line inspection process.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company uses AI to assess and repair distribution pole damage

Gas & Electric Company (“OG&E”), a subsidiary of OGE Energy Corp. announced today it begins a pilot program

Learn how we are co-developing new inspection methods with utilities in our Grid Vision 5D project

Together with multiple Norwegian Distribution System Operators, DSOs, eSmart Systems has started the research project…

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