Webinar

DEED Webinar: Building a Business Case for UAS (Drones)

The use of drone technology in utility operations is expected to expand significantly as a result of lower prices and the easing of federal drone regulations.
October 18, 2017

2 – 3:00 p.m. EST

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Webinar Description:
The use of drone technology in utility operations is expected to expand significantly as a result of lower prices and the easing of federal drone regulations. A growing number of utilities are already testing and making use of this technology to improve operational efficiencies. Researchers at North Carolina State University and ElectriCities of North Carolina recognized the potential uses for UAS in supporting the operation and maintenance of municipal power distribution systems and sought DEED’s support in exploring its practical value. They took a close look at how UAS can address the needs of public power utilities, estimated the cost savings and increased efficiency resulting from its use, and took a deep dive into the capabilities offered. Join us as these researchers share their experience and findings.

Speakers:

  • Scott Ferguson, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • PJ Rehm, Supervisor, Technology & Renewable Programs, ElectriCities of North Carolina

Who should attend?

  • Transmission and Distribution Staff
  • Engineering Staff
  • IT Staff
  • Operations Staff
  • Line Workers
  • Utility Management

Registration/Fees

Registration Information:

  • No charge for DEED members. To find out if you are a DEED member, click here.
  • $99 for APPA members
  • $199 for nonmembers
  • You will need a username and password to register. If you need assistance, please contact APPA's web staff.

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  • You will need a username and password to register. If you need assistance, please contact the Association’s web services staff.

Log-In/Call-In Information

  • Log-in information for each webinar will be sent out the morning of the event (around 10:30 a.m. Eastern). If you do not receive the reminder email, please call 202/467-2976 or email [email protected]).
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating in this webinar from the same organization and all are in the same location, you can have multiple people listen in via speaker phone.
  • You may use voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.

Accreditation

  • Each webinar is worth 1.5 CPEs/.2 CEU/1.5 PDH credits
    CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar and attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log.
  • Links to all presentations and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

Questions for Speakers
We encourage registrants to submit topics and questions prior to the webinar—email them to [email protected]. Questions may also be submitted online via chat during the webinar.

Contact Us
Have questions? Contact 202/467-2921 or [email protected].