Automating Utilities Inspection


Keeping a nation’s lights on means constantly inspecting electricity poles for damage. However, for Energias de Portugal (EDP), this meant flying teams of specialists with helicopters to survey and photograph electricity poles in midair and manually fill out damage reports. It was a slow, labor-intensive, and expensive way of finding out which poles needed fixing, so we assisted EDP in creating AI-enabled detection models that would make the process a lot simpler.