Duke Energy is using drones to make numerous tasks faster, safer and more cost effective. Jacob Velky leads the company’s Unmanned Aerial Systems group as it uncovers new ways to use the technology from inspecting massive towers to making sure solar plants produce as much energy as possible. He and his teammates Bryan Williams and Sawyer Raffield took over Duke Energy’s Instagram account to show us what it’s like to be a drone operator.
If you missed the Instagram takeover, here’s what happened.
We started using drones in 2015 to inspect wind and solar sites, and each year our use for the technology keeps growing. This past February we successfully engineered a way to string power lines in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. . . . #dayinthelife #dronelife #futuretech #drone #digitaltransformation
Learn more about how the team used drones in Puerto Rico.
In the past few years, industries from agriculture to shipping and disaster response have found ways to use drone technology, and the utility industry is no different. We have been able to find uses that make work safer and faster. . . . #dayinthelife #dronelife #futuretech #drone #digitaltransformation