The Emerging Technology Office west of Charlotte, North Carolina, is Duke Energy’s hub for testing technology that will modernize the electric grid, and now, you can see it through your smartphone. The MicroTour app will allow the team to share what they've learned with other utilities and students interested in the industry.
The app uses augmented reality, videos and photos to tour the microgrid yard. You can click on each piece of equipment to learn ts use and specifications. The app also features a live stream that employees can use to monitor the site. Like most technology at the lab, the app is a test for how other departments at Duke Energy could use augmented reality to improve safety, training and operations.
MicroTour is available in the Apple App Store and will be available for Android devices soon.