– Jens Hache, Project Manager, Mitnetz Strom
Twice a year, Mitnetz Strom inspects its high-voltage overhead lines. They use helicopters to detect defects on lines and poles. As soon as defects and faults are spotted, repairs or measures follow. In this way, Mitnetz Strom ensures a stable and reliable power supply.
Seizing the opportunity of an innovation program, Mitnetz Strom wanted to test the possibility of a fully autonomous inspection, associating autonomous drones, and AI-enabled image recognition. After the flight, the drone's recordings were uploaded into Grid Vision™ and analyzed with the software’s high-voltage Artificial Intelligence pipeline of algorithms.
Grid Vision turns inspection data into asset insight by applying our eSmart Systems AI services to images collected from the air and the ground. The data was uploaded utilizing our API, then analyzed using our high-voltage Artificial Intelligence pipeline.
The use of Grid Vision resulted in a drastic reduction in time spent reviewing inspection data, and in a better detection accuracy. For Mitnetz, this represents a huge opportunity to rapidly improve inspection processes and reduce costs.
Our customer success team ensures that our software has maximum impact and implementation across our customer base. For this reason, we have designed a 3-step customer engagement journey where we work together to understand your needs and design a customized solution for you.