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Italian utility ENEL is studying how it can use a small UAS to safely monitor its power plants and other assets.

An Aermatica small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is helping Italian utility company ENEL remotely monitor its power plants to prove to the Italian government it can be done safely and effectively.

Aermatica, which obtained the first permit from the Italian Civil Aviation Authority to fly a small UAS in nonsegregated airspace, is experimenting on an ENEL power plant, with all the relevant authorizations from the Civil Aviation Authority to acquire data that represent the “proof of safety” of that application.

Image courtesy of Aermatica.

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