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Collect & analyze data on distribution assets at scale

Supplement existing fleet vehicles with proprietary computer vision AI to automatically identify equipment defects, inventory components & more.
CHALLENGE

The distribution grid is really difficult to manage

There are 185 million electric distribution poles in the United States and they are notoriously difficult to manage. Due to the sheer size of the grid, it's extremely difficult for utilities to know exactly where distribution poles are, what’s on them and what condition they are in. Why? Because collecting and analyzing the data necessary to answer these questions is currently a slow, manual and costly process - often done by sending out dedicated crews and trucks with binoculars, cameras and paper forms. This process is expensive, difficult to scale, and it doesn’t adequately mitigate risks related to grid reliability, resiliency and safety.

SOLUTION

Noteworthy Inspector: increased situational awareness, lower O&M costs

Noteworthy AI's solution, Inspector, reduces the need to mobilize dedicated inspection teams and mitigates risk at-scale while reducing cost. The Inspector hardware sensors and AI edge processing arrays mount on existing fleet vehicles to automatically geolocate, inventory and identify defects during routine vehicle operations with virtually no impact on the crew.

Inspector Edge

Inspector Edge

Use existing fleet vehicles to inspect and inventory assets in the field.

Inspector Cloud

Expedite the analysis of asset inspection imagery at a low cost in the Cloud.

Inspector Cloud
BENEFITS

Increase the reliability, resilience & safety of the distribution grid

5-10x

increase in grid coverage

75%

reduction in O&M costs

USE CASES

Enable infrastructure intelligence across a variety of use cases

Inspector can significantly accelerate distribution asset data collection and analysis while reducing O&M costs across multiple use cases.

Inspector leverages NVIDIA and Dell technologies for real-time asset inspection 

We work closely with Dell Technologies and NVIDIA to enable distribution grid inspection using computer vision, edge computing, geospatial databases, and AI. Read our whitepaper to learn more about how we utilize partner technologies to help FirstEnergy collect asset data in a cost-effective and scalable way. 

Noteworthy is backed by these leading organizations

 

Ready to learn how AI can help manage the distribution grid?