Tag: Drone

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Washington State Authorizes Drone for Methane Emissions

May 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

On May 13th, the Washington State Department of Ecology announced a new methane emission rule (Chapter 173-408 WAC) for active and closed solid waste (MSW) landfills in their state. All affected landfills must meet the requirements starting January 1, 2025. […]

Public Institutions, Public Works

US would be ‘effectively defenseless’ without counter-drone authority extension, FBI director says

October 31, 2023

Via: FCW

Failing to extend the federal government’s authority to counter threatening drones would leave the U.S. “effectively defenseless” against risks to mass gatherings, airports and critical infrastructure, FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security and […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

FAA authorizes additional companies for drone operations

September 8, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently authorized two additional companies to operate drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). The agency asked for public input on four BVLOS requests and is reviewing one request. Phoenix Air Unmanned was authorized to […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Drone-in-a-box: the future of solar operations and maintenance

March 20, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

Operations and maintenance of utility-scale solar farms is a balancing act of safely maximizing system performance while reducing OPEX (Operating Expenses). Safety is non-negotiable, so the focus is finding a balance between system performance and OPEX. Historically, choosing one can […]