At UFD, Group Naturgy’s electricity distributor in Spain, we have incorporated the use of drones in the monitoring of our electricity installations.

The use of these unmanned aerial devices represents a significant step forward in the task of monitoring and improving our electricity networks as they offer new streamlining and cost efficiency solutions, as well as improved safety, by reducing the risks faced by inspection staff.

The use of drones complements the helicopter flights that the company already carries out in order to capture aerial information and will replace such activities as rooftop inspections, which will be carried out fully with drones. Their use during technical inspections will enable us to reduce the amount of works at height, exhaustive inspections of support structures and, the checking of installations at outdoor substations, for instance.