Drone technology will inspect energy infrastructure across AES’ renewable and thermal generation facilities, as well as distribution companies
Measure, the nation’s leading Drone as a Service® operator, announced today a global partnership with The AES Corporation to scale and leverage its industry-leading drone service to inspect AES’ energy infrastructure in 17 countries. The use of the drone technology is expected to help AES improve safety and avoid more than 30,000 hours of hazardous work per year with safer and more efficient aerial inspection services.
“This is the year drone technology gets fully integrated in operations. At many of the nations’ leading energy companies we are seeing a push to move beyond the R&D phase, and get this technology fully deployed into the field. AES has proven the technology works at scale, with more than 3,000 flights logged in 10 countries. We are excited to be chosen as their strategic partner to ‘make drones work’ at scale across their global portfolio of energy infrastructure, and to improve safety and increase availability of their energy solutions in the United States and abroad,” said Brandon Torres Declet, CEO of Measure.
Bernerd Da Santos, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The AES Corporation, said, “We are committed to creating a safer, smarter work environment for all of our people. Drone technology has proven itself at AES over the last three years, improving safety by reducing hazards across 15,000 hours of work and regularly increasing the availability and productivity of our energy solutions. With Measure, we are making this technology standard across all of our businesses globally as quickly as possible.”
Over the last several years, Measure has established itself as the leader in comprehensive drone services, pioneering applications in telecom, construction development, precision agriculture, disaster response, live media coverage, and more. In 2016, Measure pilots, many of them veterans, flew more than 1,100 flights for some of the largest and most innovative Fortune 1000 companies. Partnering with AES, a leader in the use of innovative technology in the power industry, Measure continues to prove the value of safe, legal, and insured operations at scale for enterprise organizations.