Description

​Advancements in Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technology have transformed how we look at the world. From humble beginnings as a hobbyist activity to widespread utilization for advanced methods of observation and videography and military purposes, the sophisticated systems today are being applied in numerous ways. This article provides three case studies of successful application of UAS by cooperatives.

Value to Electric Cooperatives

The availability of the UAS technology has enabled an entirely new way of accomplishing in a timely and effective fashion, traditional utility functions that were often difficult and expensive. UAS technology provides cooperatives an efficient means to identify and evaluate utility facility and equipment conditions for routine operations and maintenance and in response to system emergencies.

Audience

Engineering and Operations

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