Maintaining Millions of Power Distribution Assets

April 15, 2014

Through a project sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), CEET is helping the utility industry to catalog and maintain millions of power distribution assets.

To do this, we plan to combine virtual robots “flying” in Google StreetView with bio-inspired algorithms that can recognize things like power poles, fuses, and transformers.  Ultimately, this project will make it easier to establish and maintain databases of power distribution assets with many applications including planning, maintenance and disaster recovery. Read more here.