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Telangana uses drones to survey extra high tension power lines, project could be scaled up

The state government is looking to ramp up adoption by invoking the new Drone Rules which has relaxed several norms.

Telangana successfully concluded a trial run of an aerial survey of extra high tension (EHT) transmission towers & lines of TS Transmission Company (TS-TRANSCO) using drones, the government said in a press release on November 16. A Hyderabad-based startup named Centillion Networks took up the project and used drones for inspection, monitoring, and patrolling of EHT transmission towers, lines, and substations with a high-quality 4K resolution camera and AI-based image recognition system. It was taken up at EHT transmission line towers for 220 KV Chandrayagutta – Ghanapur line, 220 KV Shivarampally - Gachibowli line, 132 KV Minpur -Jogipet line, 220 KV Budidampadu - Waddekothapally line, and for another ten towers. What happened during the inspection? High-resolution imagery and AI-based feature identification were used to prepare inspection reports Reports which included specification of exact issues were prepared for each tower Venkat Chundi, Founder, Centiilion Networks Pvt Ltd & HC Robotics Pvt Ltd said, "Tower inspection by drones is useful for complete and accurate data collection and analysis. In addition, there is reduction in maintenance costs if there are periodic inspections. Since accurate data is collected the risk involved during manual repairs can be reduced to a great extent." AI-equipped drones capture components of power lines [caption id="attachment_150358" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Image captured by drones during inspection of power lines at Telangana | Source: HC Robotics[/caption] Images obtained by MediaNama show that the drones that were used for inspecting the power lines captured various components of an EHS power line such as: Joints…

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