Drones are becoming more and more widely used in the public and private utility sectors.  There are numerous uses for drones including:

  • Vegetation encroachment inspections
  • Equipment surveys
  • Construction / repair support
  • Surveying
  • Assessing storm damage
  • Pipeline patrol
  • Power transmission line inspections
  • Power pole / tower inspections

The American Public Power Association supports the utility companies’ use of drones as well as legislation that will improve drone regulations and make them even more useful.