Remote monitoring and inspection: The new normal for power utilities

7th Aug, 20

The year 2020 is an exceptional year in contemporary times. Industries around the world, that would have otherwise disapproved of remote working, have embraced it in its entirety courtesy to a global pandemic.

5 reasons why power utilities are struggling to optimize vegetation management

2nd Jul, 20

Weather-related blackouts due to fallen trees have become a norm in the United States. Customers across the country have faced this ordeal on a regular basis and so have power restoration workers. Weather-related power outages due to vegetation risks and hazards have been a constant challenge for power utilities. Power utilities have worked relentlessly to ensure vegetation-related outages can be avoided, but it’s never been an easy task to achieve. 

Remote Sensing for Non-Experts: How core industries can benefit from satellite tech

16th Jun, 20

Technology-led business model innovation has been the secret sauce to success for most modern-age digital startups. Core industries, on the other hand, are taking the slow and steady approach, adopting technology in a piecemeal manner, while keeping their core business model or processes unchanged.

COVID-19 crisis: Why cutting vegetation management costs is an urgent need

16th Jun, 20

A new report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that the global energy market is experiencing its biggest shock in 70 years. There has been a steady decline in the demand for energy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the analysis of 100 days of data, the IEA projects that global energy use in 2020 will fall by 6% - seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis. 

Remote Sensing: The art behind geospatial data collection for non-experts

18th Mar, 20

The industries of the world are in the midst of a technology-driven transformation. As technology runs on data, collecting and integrating data continues to be a complicated and technical task, especially with respect to geospatial technology. The exponential growth of geospatial technologies in recent years has made available new instruments and capabilities for gathering and managing spatial data. 

Five ways in which AI can empower power utilities

28th Feb, 20

The AI boom is well and truly underway and it could hold the key to unlocking a better future for several core industries. In a world that is getting more and more data-driven, artificial intelligence (AI) will be an important tool that will allow utility companies to make sense of the data flood. According to Seagate, worldwide data will grow 61% to 175 zettabytes by 2025. These are numbers that the human mind is not capable of processing at the same speed as AI.

Above and Beyond: How satellite imagery can benefit core industries

25th Feb, 20

The exponential growth of geospatial technologies in the last couple of decades has made available new instruments and capabilities for gathering and managing spatial data. The evolution of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the Global Positioning System (GPS) and remote sensing satellite imagery technologies have enabled the collection and analysis of field data like never before.

Power outages in Silicon Valley: A persistent problem looking for an innovative solution

11th Feb, 20

If California were a sovereign nation, it would rank as the world's sixth-largest economy. This is mostly down to the fact that it is home to hundreds of technology start-ups and multi-national companies that are leading technology innovators and digital disruptors.

Why is NOW the right time to adopt AI-driven Vegetation Management?

10th Feb, 20

There’s one big question that core industries with geographically distributed assets are constantly asking - How do we prevent vegetation encroachment incidents without a constant dependence on manual checking and reporting?

Is AI the Next Game Changer in Asset Management?

6th Jan, 20

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a concept that has held mankind’s attention and imagination for the better part of the last century. It has long been a dream for humans to create machines that can take decisions on their own. This dream is now a reality with the recent developments in the co-related fields of machine learning, deep learning and AI, which have been revolutionizing everything around us.

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