For most power distribution utilities, vegetation management is one of the largest operating expenses. The current processes used to perform inspections and to schedule vegetation management cycles has not only proven to be very costly, but has also not been fully effective at reducing wildfire ignition risks.
In the GridEyeS project with the European Space Agency, StormGeo has been researching and developing a new satellite and drone technology approach to vegetation management that shows promise to significantly reduce inspection and vegetation management costs by well over $100 per mile of line per year while also reducing the risks of wildfire. GridEyeS uses AI to process low-cost government satellite images, commercial high-resolution satellite images, and drone imagery, so that each tree’s risk metadata such as distance from line, height, health, and growth rate, can be used to classify the risk levels for all of the vegetation along the grid.
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Senior Data Scientist
Torleif Markussen Lunde
Chief Product Officer, Weather Insights