Measure, a “Drone as a Service” operator, has announced a global partnership with The AES Corporation (AES) to scale and leverage its industry-leading drone service to inspect AES’ energy infrastructure in 17 countries. The use of the drone technology is expected to help AES improve safety and avoid more than 30,000 hours of hazardous work per year with safer and more efficient aerial inspection services.
“This is the year drone technology gets fully integrated in operations,” said Brandon Torres Declet, CEO of Measure. Torres adds that they are seeing a push to move beyond the R&D phase to get drone technology fully deployed into the field.
“AES has proven the technology works at scale, with more than 3,000 flights logged in 10 countries,” he added. “We are excited to be chosen as their strategic partner to ‘make drones work’ at scale across their global portfolio of energy infrastructure, and to improve safety and increase availability of their energy solutions in the United States and abroad.”
In 2016, Measure pilots, many of them veterans, flew more than 1,100 flights for some of the largest and most innovative Fortune 1000 companies. Partnering with AES, a leader in the use of innovative technology in the power industry, Measure continues to prove the value of safe, legal, and insured operations at scale for enterprise organizations.
“Drone technology has proven itself at AES over the last three years, improving safety by reducing hazards across 15,000 hours of work and regularly increasing the availability and productivity of our energy solutions,” said Bernerd Da Santos, Senior VP and COO of AES.
“With Measure, we are making this technology standard across all of our businesses globally as quickly as possible,” he added.