NAED Utilizes UAS Technology for Assessing Pole Condition
Track: Electric Utilities
Authors: Heather Cabral, Jeremy Moore, Gretchen Bailey-Christy
NAED completed a pilot project using UAS imagery to assess pole condition of their 69KV circuit. This imagery has been used a supplemental planning tool to assess the maintenance required for each pole before the circuit is re-energized as 13.8KV in 2017. This project was a collaborative effort between NAED and HurleyIR,Inc. This presentation will discuss the UAS technology, data acquisition, safety procedures, GIS deliverables, and lessons learned.