Unmanned Aerial Inspections

Dominion Energy has been working with multiple Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) vendors - members of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech - since early 2014.

Dominion Energy has begun using vendors that have completed the required Federal Aviation Administration authorizations to inspect transmission lines and towers with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly known as drones, in August 2015.

This program has the potential to improve safety, shorten patrol times on transmission lines, and reduce the need to use helicopters.

Below you will find some Frequently Asked Questions about the program.