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Drones will check 7000 km of high voltage cables

Drones can get an overview of the supply network and replace time-consuming manual inspection and helicopters, which cost millions in inspections annually, results from the Drones4Energy project at SDU show.

In the future, swarms of drones can inspect the 7000 kilometres of high-voltage cables in Denmark, report any errors using artificial intelligence and automatically charge directly on the cables along the way. It will reduce working hours and at the same time reduce costs drastically while increasing security of supply when you get a constant overview of the network.

These are some of the results of the project Drones4Energy, where a team of researchers at SDU in collaboration with national and international partners for three years has developed a drone platform for the inspection of the high-voltage network.

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Editing was completed: 12.12.2021