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Improving Asset Inspections with Drones and AI
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The U.S. bulk electric system consists of more than 360,000 miles of transmission lines, including approximately 180,000 miles of high-voltage lines, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That means…


Useful Specifications and Guides for Underground Cable and Vaults

Underground electrical cable systems are used by power companies around the world. Two recently updated specifications and guides provide system designers and engineers with important information to ensure a lifetime…


Cybersecurity in and for Large Energy Transmission Projects
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Even before the Stuxnet malware program made international headlines in 2010, cybersecurity was an important issue for utility companies. In the aftermath of one of the largest attacks on supervisory…


Did You Know There Are 60,000 U.S. Citizens Who Lack Access to Electricity?

I think most people know that there are a lot of people around the world who don’t have access to electricity. The International Energy Agency has said the number is…


The Past, Present, and Future of Powerline Inspection Automation
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“Tedious.” If you ask electric utilities for one word on powerline inspection, that would probably be it. “Time-consuming” and “expensive” would probably also feature. Yet, “vital” would be just as…