Minnesota Power exploring drone use
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Power costs getting out of hand? The robots are here to help.
Minnesota Power is studying the use of drones to help commercial and industrial customers identify inefficiencies and potentially bring down bills.
“Inspecting rooftops on foot with a handheld infrared camera is very time-consuming and presents safety concerns,” said energy-efficiency analyst Craig Kedrowski in a Minnesota Power Journal story published earlier this month. “Drones were just emerging on the market, so we began to investigate how they might work as a method of delivery — we could find no one else in the country doing this.”
To read the full article, please visit: The Duluth News Tribune