Percepto Autonomous Drones To Monitor Florida Power Grid
Florida Power & Light (FPL) will deploy Percepto autonomous drones on a large scale to monitor high-voltage substations and power distribution grids throughout the state of Florida. To this end, the energy company has entered into a partnership with Percepto. Initially, thirteen drone box systems will be installed. That number will be expanded by hundreds of drone boxes in the next five years.
FPL is one of the largest power suppliers in America. The company supplies power to more than 11 million Americans. To check the infrastructure on a regular basis, FPL automatically deploys flying drones. These are drones from the Israeli supplier, Percepto. These are available 24/7 in docking stations and are centrally controlled by means of Percepto’s Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring (AIM) system. The drones can perform both routine inspections and ad hoc checks.
Florida is regularly hit by hurricanes. That is why it was important that the drone boxes can…