Boost utilities inspection reliability with autonomous drones & robots
The best way to prevent outages is by inspecting critical electric infrastructure frequently and accurately.
Leveraging the most deployed drone-in-a-box solutions and other robots, your utility’s assets are automatically inspected on a weekly or even daily basis. With Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring (AIM), you’ll receive alerts and insights regarding your assets’ health – no matter where you are in the world.
Autonomous inspection of leading electric utilities:
"We can fly every single day and use image recognition to be able to identify a potential issue and reduce the number of outages to our customers."
Manager of FPL’s
Aerial Intelligence Response
"DelekUS is building autonomous capabilities, thank you Percepto! Special thanks to our teams in Tyler refinery and corporate that work hard to make it a reality! In DelekUS we transform the way we manage our assets using Percepto’s autonomous, intelligent, simple solution."
Soccary Ben Yochanan
Managing Partner DK innovation
"As a technology-driven company, Certis now provides an integrated approach to advanced security, facilities management and guest services through what we now call Security+. In partnership with Percepto, we are pleased to introduce this technological solution, that enables us to reimagine new concepts of operations for our customers."
Ms. Fong Ying Ching
"Torrevaldaliga Nord is the first power plant in the world to use Percepto systems, confirming Enel’s leading role in technological innovation. This cooperation generates positive impacts not only on the overall plant efficiency, but also on our workers, who can now operate the most advanced technologies, acquiring new skills along the way."
Head of Innovation at
Enel’s Global Thermal Generation
"ICL Dead Sea fully automates inspection rounds. ICL Dead Sea, a leading global manufacturer of potash and other minerals, transformed their manual inspections of site assets including their electric grid, pipes and piles, into automated site inspections with Percepto’s drone-in-a-box. Managed by Percepto AIM, the previously manual site inspections are now performed with no human involvement."
ICL Dead Sea Drone Program Manager
"Innovations in airborne technology have enhanced our ability to inspect our sites without putting engineers in harm's way, and provide our first responders with reliable communications."
Chief Strategy Officer
Top use cases at electric utilities:
Aerial distribution line inspection
Percepto Air drones safely inspect high altitude poles and power lines, buildings and towers with a unique aerial perspective, collecting high quality visual and thermal data of site infrastructure.
Power line inspections
High quality thermal and RGB data is analyzed automatically. Percepto’s change detection algorithm ensure that no fault or failure goes undetected on your power grid.
Regulatory compliance auditing
With regularly scheduled inspections, Percepto AIM generates an automatic regulation audit on a weekly or daily basis, ensuring your utility is up to standards and can prove compliance.
Emergency & storm response
With an on-site industrial Percepto Base, an autonomous drone or robot is deployed without any human intervention in the event of an emergency or outage.
Safety risks monitoring
With high frequency autonomous inspections, site managers easily detect safety hazards causing slips, trips and falls, and can ensure employee safety during routine operations and emergencies.
Percepto’s solution for electric utilities and infrastructure maintenance consists of autonomous robots managed by Percepto AIM deployed across a site, with a sophisticated cloud backend for AI-powered site inspections, monitoring, surveillance, and visual data collection & management.
Percepto enables electric utilities to:
Effectively prevent outages at your utility with AI powered change detection supporting your preventive maintenance strategy.
Minimize the time it takes to respond to a disaster or emergency by relying on a robot as a first responder.
Prevent potential accidents and scan for hazardous work environments with remotely operated autonomous inspections.
Fully autonomous utility inspections frees up time for employees and increases facility production.
Autonomous inspections for electric utilities
Electric utilities can be grouped into three sections: power generation, transmission and distribution. At each part of the system, inspections generally inspect for physical faults, electrical outages, regulatory compliance and safety.
Many utilities inspect their infrastructure on a five year cycle, with some utilities performing more frequent inspections around every 12 months. Utilities relying on autonomous inspections typically inspect their infrastructure on a weekly basis.
Piloted drones are directed to power lines, collected visual data of the poles, lines and other components. That data is later manually reviewed to look for faults or failures. Autonomous drones inspect power lines at the same height and angle every time. Percepto’s autonomous drones feed highly repetitive and high quality data to AI algorithms that detect faults and failures.
Autonomous inspections allow utilities to prevent outages by detecting faults early on – and respond quickly when outages do happen as is the case after a storm. Additionally, autonomous inspections boost productivity and safety at utilities.
Percpeto’s AI algorithm automatically detects temperature changes and physical faults or failures, including cracks and vegetation. Currently Percepto AIM is the only inspection solution on the market that offers AI-powered change detection for utilities.
From Florida Power & Light in the US to Enel in Italy, Utilities around the world have begun to see the value of autonomous, remote inspections at their facilities.
How leading utilities are automating site inspections
To learn how leading utilities fully automate inspections to minimize downtime and optimize production, get the e-book.