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

Improving Safety Within The Current Inspection Process

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    The Opportunity

    Partnering with EDM, Phoenix Air Unmanned and XP-RS to help Xcel Energy reimagine transmission inspection, asset management and planning.

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    The Solution

    Grid Vision presents inspection work plan along with AI suggestions to EDM´s Subject Matter Experts. These experts work in Grid Vision to audit and augment the inspection results, providing the most up-to-date inspection results and refining algorithms for increased accuracy. This approach is deployed for Xcel Energy’s entire transmission system.

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    • Increase the accuracy and consistency of inspection and inventory asset data.
    • Increase safety and efficiency of inspections at scale, featuring unmanned aircraft.
    • Produce a baseline of data that will drive enhanced outcomes, including predictive
      maintenance and enhanced capital planning.

About Xcel

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices.

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