Science & Technology


May 25, 2021

Case Study: Entire US Transmission Grid Analyzed

LiveEO analyzed the US electric power grid - the largest machine on Earth - for exposure to vegetation. The groundbreaking analysis was conducted using AI-powered machine learning algorithms and satellite imagery.

Vegetation is the Main Cause of Outages

Reports of power outages caused by storms, hurricanes, wildfires, or minor events like declining trees coming into contact with power lines reach the news frequently. In fact, more than 50% of outages are the result of vegetation interfering with power lines. In the United States alone, approximately US$ 6 billion is spent on vegetation management by utility companies annually. Condition-based satellite monitoring reduces the number of incidents.

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In our Case Study you will learn how much of the 573,323 miles of overhead lines are exposed to vegetation and how it was possible to analyze the gigantic network at once using satellite data.

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