NOTEWORTHY INSPECTOR - Proactive Infrastructure Intelligence for Critical Assets
Over 90% of power outages occur on the distribution grid. Yet, existing methods of collecting and analyzing data at-scale to mitigate resiliency and safety risks are employed mainly on the transmission grid, not the distribution grid.
Why is this the case? Collecting data on the distribution grid is difficult. Assets are too numerous, are often located in densely populated areas, and aerial views can be obscured by vegetation for three quarters of the year. This means that nascent methods of at-scale data collection, such as piloting drone missions, cannot be easily applied to the distribution grid. The net result is that utilities must perform costly and time-consuming manual data collection that doesn't scale, leaving the grid at risk to weather-related and other adverse events.
Noteworthy Inspector helps to solve this challenge by employing vehicle mounted cameras and AI to help utilities collect and analyze imagery on distribution assets at scale. By mounting on existing utility fleet vehicles and through the use of proprietary computer vision, Inspector can realize cost savings and efficiencies across a variety of use cases. including geolocation and GIS clean-up, asset inspections, vegetation management, joint use compliance, and unregulated lighting assessments.
Real-time at the Edge
Inspector's sensor-rich depth camera and attached hardware device runs its computer vision models at the Edge and sends the results to the Cloud in real-time.
Asset Component Inventory
On-device AI automatically identifies and inventories pole components such as crossarms, transformers, capacitor banks, lightning arresters & more.
Equipment Defect Detection
Equipment defects such as leaking capacitor banks, broken lightning arresters and corroded transformers are automatically identified by on-device AI.
Identify Issues Faster & Mitigate Risk
Inspector enables faster issue identification which translates into a shorter time-to-action and remediation in the field.
Be Alerted to Issues in Real-time
Shorten the duration of the inspect-review-remediate cycle through Inspector's real-time alerting of equipment defects.
Ensure Completeness of Asset Inventories
Update, enrich and complete existing asset inventories with fresh data collected via Inspector.
Leverage Existing Fleet Vehicles
Inspector non-intrusively mounts on fleet vehicles, enabling further value extraction from existing capital investments.
Reduce Cost / O&M
Reduce the number of dedicated grid patrols / truck rolls. Inspector is active on all vehicles, all the time.