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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Virtual Inspections Built For The Digital Era.
Grid Vision® conducts virtual inspections powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Transmission and Distribution operators world-wide, enabling faster, safer and more cost-effective inspection processes and automated image-based inventory of grid assets.
Grid Vision is hardware agnostic and flexible to our customers needs. We deliver a holistic approach to the end-to-end inspection process, working with our customers to obtain the highest return and shortened time-to-value.
Visual Data Enhacements
Overhead Lines Inspected
Value Beyond The Inspection
Inspection Data Aggregated To Actionable-Analytics.
Having the right data accessible is necessary for utility operations. With Grid Vision utilities can access detailed data of defects, severity levels, components at risk & areas of interest, with image-based asset inventory – with no required field visits.
Our customers are continuing to reduce O&M costs beyond the inspection across departments. By utilizing Grid Vision to unlock new use cases to realize the following benefits:
- Reduced truck rolls
- Regulatory compliance
- Improved safety
Years of Asset Inspection Experience
Software Enabled Services
Minimize Time To Value And Maximize ROI.
Need support? We got it, with our modular approach we can provide services in conjunction with our software to support our customers to minimize their Time to Value and maximize ROI.
Our teams of experts can provide the following services:
- Capture and process visual documentation from substation assets.
- Conduct virtual inspections of power line assets based on visual documentation.
Our services can be used short-term while building your expertise, or on a longer-term basis. Our engineers have extensive domain expertise with multidisciplinary teams with technical backgrounds such as electrical engineering or similar with multiple certifications.
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.
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.