Distribution Grid Inspections

Sterblue inspects distribution grids faster with drones and artificial intelligence.

Discover what we can do for you and learn about our project with the French distribution grid operator Enedis.

Distribution grid inspections are essential

They ensure a reliable power supply and minimise safety and environmental risks caused by faulty equipment.

Sterblue Software

Your whole inspection process is automated -check out the Sterblue App & Sterblue Cloud!

Sterblue at the Rescue!

It guides drones along trajectories that wrap tightly around structures, finds anomalies from the collected images, and outputs reports.

Sterblue Operations

Your distribution grid inspections are performed by certified Sterblue drone pilots - globally!

How Sterblue helped Enedis

Learn more about our software and service and compare all features side-by-side.

The Optimal Solution

It has never been that easy to work with a combined software and hardware solution. Sterblue manages everything for you. The best solution is ready to roll in a single click.

200%

Productivity

20 km per day
98%

Accuracy

Automatic detection as powerful as human experts
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Tool

Integrating the entire value chain
Context

The Leading European Energy Distributor

Enedis is the French electrical distribution network for 95% of continental France.

As their electric lines have a total of 1.4 million km, there is a strong need for efficient inspections. They are usually carried out by helicopters and Enedis is also performing drone inspections since four years.

Challenge

Precision & Productivity

To find anomalies on their electrical distribution network, Enedis is constantly improving their inspection technologies. They need a solution which is effective, accurate and safe to perform.

For operating on field, several requirements need to be met: The inspection method should allow access to grids embedded in dense environment, bring a really specific image acquisition methodology with 6 pictures taken per pole and while keeping a good daily productivity.

Solution

Conquest of the French Sky

Enedis selected Sterblue for applying

● an AI software solution for fully automated inspections
● a training on field to the Sterblue software
● inspections on field

Our inspections took place from December to February in Bourgogne.

Results

Actionable Insights

454 km electric grid and 4,500 poles inspected
220,000+ images collected
10 drone pilots trained to the Sterblue App

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One Integrated Solution

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Fly

Fly off-the-shelf drone automatically, using the Sterblue App.

Analyze

Analyze your data with technical experts and Artificial IntelIigence algorithms on the Sterblue Cloud.

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Report

Monitor your distribution grid conditions with some inspection report (PDF, CSV, HTML) and dashboards.

Join Our Happy Customers

Since 2017, we inspected 1,350 km grid across five countries.

The integrated solution developed by Sterblue is very impressive and will enable us to save a large amount of time on our daily transmission and distribution grid inspections.

Jean-Paul Beltrami
Director African Techno Lab
Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité (Ivory Coast)

The automatic defect detection capabilities developed by Sterblue have impressed us a lot and this is something really valuable if we want to better monitor our grid infrastructure!

Sebastian Niestrath
SVP of Infrastructure Platform Venues
Innogy (Germany)

We are very interested in this experimentation. This interface can allow us to be much more efficient in finding anomalies on our electrical distribution network and therefore to serve more quickly before the outage.

Patrick Cornu
Maintenance Team
Enedis (France)

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