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A drone for the non-destructive evaluation of power transmission systems

Hydro-Québec is developing a drone equipped with a sensor that can detect the earliest signs of corrosion in conductors.



Visual inspection of transmission lines using unmanned aerial vehicles

MIR Innovation is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and specialized sensors with a view to making them part of its solutions for transmission power line inspection.

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) landing on a 315 kV test bench

Here is a glimpse of the work being done at Hydro-Québec’s Research Institute (IREQ) on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Promotion by National Grid

Promotional video about the LineScout robot, produced by National Grid

Promotion by New York Power Authority

New York Power Authority (NYPA) experience with the LineScout

Partnership with BC Hydro

Powerline inspection with the LineScout

Promotion by Hydro-Québec

Promotional videos about the LineScout robot produced by Hydro-Québec

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