miles of transmission line inspected​


structures inspected

4 million

images processed


more defects identified than with traditional inspection methods

Unlocking Value Across Departments

As well as delivering more efficient, objective and accurate inspections with increased safety. The value does not stop there, the image-based digital asset provided within Grid Vision represents Xcel Energy’s physical grid and is utilized across departments unlocking downstream value by supporting long term asset management strategies, capital planning, storm response, wildfire mitigation and common vulnerabilities. This program is supporting improving the safety and resiliency across the power grid.

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These enhanced inspections help us optimize our proactive maintenance activities, shifting work from reactive to preventive leading to improvements in reliability, resiliency, and reductions in overall cost. All of which, create value for our customers. 

Michael Lamb
Senior Vice President, Xcel Energy

Learn more about our partnership with Xcel Energy

Watch our webinar – How AI & Virtual inspections changed operations at Xcel Energy

Inspecting transmission and distribution assets is tremendously time- and labor-intensive for utilities. Watch this webinar to learn the benefits and requirements of using a virtual inspection program and what AI is and isn’t capable of doing.

Watch our webinar – How virtual inspections support capital projects

Watch our very engaging on-demand webinar with Xcel Energy on how AI plays a key role in the next generation of electrical infrastructure inspections.

Assessing the value and efficiency of virtual inspections. A comparative study of foot patrol and virtual inspections.

This white paper provides an overview of a comparative analysis of the effectiveness of two modes of visual inspection of overhead transmission lines, namely foot patrols and imagery-based virtual inspections. The analysis utilized data from Xcel Energy’s inspection program.

About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices.

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