INDIANTOWN — Florida Power & Light Co. has another tool in its box — its drone box, to be exact — that allows it to perform daily, automated checks of its infrastructure at a moment’s notice.

It’s called “drone in a box” technology, and it’s two, 22-pound drones that can be deployed quickly to focus in on hard-to-reach spots up to 2 miles away, and also assess damage at the plant during storm season.

“For a utility to be able to see our infrastructure in areas where we can’t get to safely, to quickly fly over it and understand what our conditions are … ,” said Michael Dorr, FPL’s senior drone pilot. “Safety of our crews is paramount, so this gives us a bird’s-eye view of what’s going on.

 

 

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