Reduction Per Year
In Inspection Costs
More Images Analyzed Per Hour
Versus Manual Review
The next generation of infrastructure inspections are virtual.
Grid Vision® powered by eSmart Systems provide Inspection Management for transmission and distribution utilities globally. By leveraging Collaborative-Artificial Intelligence (AI), Grid Vision enables a condition-based approach to overhead line inspections and provide departments with full visibility of the grid’s general health and maintenance needs.
By utilizing Grid Vision, our customers have realized the following benefits:
- Reduced failure rates
- Increased safety
- Reduced costs
- Extended asset life
Grid Vision Insight
Inspection data aggregated to actionable-analytics.
Grid Vision Insight aggregates imagery, metadata and observations into a comprehensive view from executive level to specific component drill-downs in a web-based visualization tool. By making inspection data accessible to the broader organization, utilities can focus on:
- Maintenance investments on high priority assets
- Enhance asset management
- Increase the efficiency of field visits
- Improve planning
Grid Vision Inspect enables a truly virtual and digital inspection process and delivers
automation from day one through the 30+ AI models that are already trained on over 3 million global images. Human experts have also logged tens of thousands of hours of operational virtual inspections utilizing Grid Vision, providing invaluable feedback to continually enhance time saving features that allow inspectors to focus on the highest-value activities.
- Mature world-leading AI
- Built for scale
- Unique asset-centric approach
- Global partner ecosystem
Continuously Improved Inspections
Our approach to AI is what is often referenced to as Collaborative AI. Our AI and the users of Grid Vision work together in our software. The users give continuous feedback to our AI which then improves and brings more value to the Grid Vision software.
This approach includes all our users, which leads to a strong self-reinforcing effect that continuously improves our AI, a network effect that benefits all our customers.
Hear From Our Customers
This is another step towards a new paradigm in the operation and maintenance of our power distribution networks. We are betting on a strategy based on the digitalization of our assets and procedures, a journey where we keep innovating through several initiatives like the GALA project, in which we optimized the maintenance of our networks in terms of vegetation, and built a digital twin for our overhead lines.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.