30 August 2021

Elia Group tests long-range drones for inspecting power lines

A drone helicopter has been used for the first time for long-range inspections of power lines near Trois-Ponts. These BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) drones may ultimately replace inspections using helicopters.

This not only reduces the associated risks, but also reduces our ecological footprint while increasing the efficiency of these necessary inspections. The many changes being brought about by the energy transition are prompting Elia Group to develop innovative solutions and techniques – be it in terms of system operation, grid development, infrastructure or maintenance.

Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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