Mitigating Outages and Planning Expansions with Smart Grids

These days, everything is “smart.” Smart phones, smart watches, smart cars, smart homes, and smart appliances connected to the Internet of Things all shape our daily lives. Over the past 10 years, however, the “smart” trend has centered on the “grid,” or the nation’s electric infrastructure, to make the deliveryRead More

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3 Imagery and Data Products That Solve Wintertime Utilities Issues

Americans, like House Stark, know one thing for certain: winter is coming. Unlike last year’s mild weather, though, predictions so far point to far lower temperatures closing out 2016. For consumers, cold weather concerns tend to be more practical. A broken furnace or boiler, for instance, can be an unpleasantRead More

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What Can Imagery Do for Oil and Gas Infrastructure?

This June, President Obama signed the PIPES Act of 2016, also referred to as the SAFE PIPES Act, into law. The legislation, according to DownstreamToday.com, “gives the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) new regulatory authority over operators of the United States’ nearly 3 millionRead More

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