New Delhi, March 22 -- , 21stMarch, 2023 : Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna CPSE of Ministry of Power and India's largest electric power transmission utility is at the forefront of deploying state of the art cutting edge technologies.

POWERGRIDhas initiated use of drones for EHV (Extra High Voltage) transmission line patrollingto identify defects using high resolution cameras.

Drones are being deployed for activities such as tower inspection, clearance measurement & vegetation management.Dronesenable effective patrolling of transmission line sections falling under difficult/ unapproachable areas (i.e. valley, hilly, river crossing, flooded areas)as well as areas having right-of-way (RoW) issues etc.