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02 Nov 2017

Drones for the energy transition


Drones and digital technologies can be harnessed in order to increase the reliability of producing, transmitting and distributing energy, writes management consultancy PwC in its study “Clarity from above”. The use of drones could bring down costs for energy companies significantly, with a global market potential of 8 billion euros, writes PwC. Drones could, for example, be used for pre-construction monitoring, grid maintenance and vegetation management to prevent power line damages by trees.

Find the study in English here.

For background, read the CLEW dossiers New technologies for the Energiewende and The digitalisation of the Energiewende.

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