• T&D powerline LiDAR, IR/Thermal and visual inspection 

  • Corridor mapping

  • Tower's health inspection

  • Substation thermal inspection

  • Transformers remote inspection

  • Available data processing

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Transmission/Powerline Inspection using LiDAR

We can help with
  • T&D powerline LiDAR, IR/Thermal and visual inspection 

  • Corridor mapping

  • Tower's health inspection

  • Substation thermal inspection

  • Transformers remote inspection

  • Available data processing

Drones have transformed power-line corridors and substation inspections. This intelligent technology has replaced the traditional risky and time-consuming manual surveys along with costly helicopter surveys with safer, quicker and more efficient surveys with dramatically reduced cost. UAVs are now integral part of T&D operations, maintenance & planning. A combination of artificial intelligence (AI), drone intelligence (DI), augmented reality (AR) & machine learning (ML) are providing unmatched inspection and monitoring solutions for lines, substations, transformers and towers.


Selection of job specific drone, payload and an analysis tool is very important for achieving desired results. Factors like flight-time, elevation, LOS/BVLOS, PPK or RTK, payload selection (RGB/IR/LiDAR) and analysis software play a crucial role. A few of the tangible and non-tangible benefits of drone inspection and monitoring are-


  • Safety-Ultra HD visual, IR & LiDAR inspections without any human intervention. Timely actions on abnormalities prevent accidents and can save human lives

  • Improved coverage- Close-ups of inaccessible/hard to reach areas from desired viewing angles

  • Time saving – Ability to cover large areas and rapid analysis of gathered data

  • Increased grid uptime–Timely availability of accurate data ensures quick corrective actions to avoid breakdown

  • Optimized Planning– Applying AI & AR on drone captured data results in a clear picture of priorities and provides big assistance in execution & resource planning

  • Enhanced asset life – Periodic drone surveys/monitoring ensure preventive/predictive maintenance actions for improved life of important assets like transformers, towers, insulators and cables

  • Cost saving– Drone inspection cost is much lower in comparison to air/helicopter inspection. This provides a good platform for higher frequency of maintenance inspections for critical corridors

  • Eco-friendly approach– Using drones ensure minimum damage to forests, crops, water bodies and wild-life across the corridors

  • High quality inspection– Our trained pilots are able to fly very close to each of the inspected objects and with our engineers’ knowledge we are able to rapidly locate issues accurately

The industry is realizing that condition-based corrective maintenance and running assets to failure have consequences that are not acceptable. In the past, outages were the primary concern for utility companies. In the effort to continue to build reliability for their customers, these companies would track their outage metrics. Today, with aging infrastructure, cost pressures, and changing environmental conditions (from hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, and even polar vortex), an asset reaching failure can have a much greater impact including unfortunately loss of life. This is creating the demand for companies to adopt new technology and enhance traditional utility inspection programs to capture lower resolution ground level imagery for such issues. We provide the service of collecting high fidelity data of utility assets so that utilities can catch more assets before failure and minimize catastrophic impacts. Our fleet is equipped with desired sensors (HD 4X/LiDAR/IR) to capture high quality images/data of your entire corridor or poi. We use cloud based data processing solutions to quickly deliver results. Our AI based asset management & maintenance inspection reports provide minute details of abnormalities with severity levels and mention the maintenance recommendations. Please click to see the sample inspection report –


T&D Lines inspection sample report



We would be happy to become your service partner for deploying or upgrading your T&D drone inspection/monitoring program.


"There is no alternative to drone-inspections in power-line industry"