Lyse Elnett enters drone project

In March, Lyse Elnett joined in as a partner in Connected Drone. Their participation means that the entire country is now represented in the project.

The project Connected Drone had its official startup in September 2015. It is extending over three years, where the goal is to develop a reliable and cost effective drone system, delivered as an integrated total solution, customized to monitoring and controlling of power grids. The concept is developed by Esmart Systems' system solution Connected Grid, with Microsoft Azure as platform. Now, Lyse Elnett will also take part in the project.


- We have kept an eye on developments in both Connected Drone and other projects, and find this particular project very exciting. Lyse Elnett wants to be a leading company within technology; To achieve that, we must make sure to take part in the right projects. Personally, I like that Esmart Systems' R&D project enables testing of solutions in practice. It makes Connected Drone a helpful project where I both hope and believe that we can learn a lot as an industry, says Håvard Tamburstuen, CEO of Lyse Elnett AS.


All of Norway Represented

- With the technology in Connected Drone, the time used from data collection to analysis will be eliminated considerably and grid operations can be done more efficient. The project partners constitute a team which is internationally leading in regards to development in their business, further strengthened by the participation of Lyse Elnett, says Knut Johansen, CEO of eSmart Systems.


As the first representatives from Western Norway, Lyse Elnett also ensures that the entire country is now represented in the project.

Other partners are Hafslund Nett, Ringeriks-Kraft Nett, Gudbrandsdal Energi Nett, Alta Kraftlag, Hurum Energiverk, VOKKS Nett, Kragerø Energi, Troms Kraft Nett, Skagerak Nett, Fosen Nett, Vesterålskraft, Microsoft, Robot Aviation, Telenor M2M, Teleplan Globe, NTNU AMOS, Norut Institute, Eker Design, UiO UNIK, IRIS Group and Nordic Media Lab.