Automating utilities inspection

Keeping a nation’s lights on means constantly inspecting electricity poles for damage. Before EDP partnered with DefinedCrowd, teams of specialists had to jump into helicopters, survey and photograph poles from way up in the sky and use those photographs to manually fill out damage reports when the day was done.

That’s a slow, expensive process with a lot of moving parts to answer a simple question: “which of our poles need fixing?”