This inspection process will help the utility to utilize the available investment funds in a targeted manner, in order to improve the safety of both the network and the personnel. The new inspection process also supports maintenance, so that the utility can proactively ensure a reliable and sustainable power supply.
Partnering To Deliver Drone-Based Inspections
The utility’s inspection process is primarily manual, with engineers climbing poles for detailed inspections. They are on a journey to go from from manual overhead line inspections to a more virtual approach.
eSmart Systems has partnered with Axpo and Linia to deliver 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.
- Reduce inspection costs
- Improve network and staff safety
- Maintain a stable and sustainable power supply
Axpo is an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power. In Europe, the company markets 16,600 MW of renewable energy for its customers. Axpo develops innovative energy solutions for its customers in 40 countries across Europe, the USA, and Asia. In its Swiss home market, Axpo is the largest producer of renewable energy.
Linia’a mission is to provide an end to end solution and enable their customers to perform real predictive maintenance for their power line infrastructure. Linia combines the knowhow of power line engineering and maintenance with software engineering and cloud computing.