Quantum Spatial to Share Insights on New Platforms for Utility Remote Sensing

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Vice President Anand Iyer Will Discuss Use of Robots and Drones for Real-Time Data Collection on June 12 at Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit

Robots and drones are new platforms that electric utilities can use for remote sensing and monitoring. With thermal cameras, LiDAR and sniffers for natural gas or other hazardous materials, they can continuously collect vast quantities of data to deliver actionable insights.

Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, today announced that Anand Iyer, the company’s senior vice president for Products & Technology, will be a featured panelist at the 2018 Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit, hosted by Smart Grid Northwest.

“Robots and drones are emerging as new platforms that electric utilities can use for remote sensing and monitoring,” said Iyer. “Using numerous types of sensors - thermal cameras, LiDAR and sniffers for natural gas or other hazardous material – these platforms support continuous, near real-time collection of vast quantities of data. This data, coupled with advanced analytics, deliver valuable, actionable insights for utility companies.”

WHAT:    2018 Northwest Energy Resiliency Summit

WHEN:    June 12, 2018 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:    Panoramic Room, Pacific Tower, Seattle

DETAILS:     Panel Discussion: “Technology Solutions to Enable Resiliency: Distribution Automation and Advanced Monitoring for Real-Time Awareness and System Optimization”

Many solutions exist to maximize energy system optimization and increase real-time monitoring of critical assets. Panelists will discuss diverse solutions that are bringing transformative technologies to the grid that can be effectively applied here in the Northwestern United States.

QSI’s Iyer will focus on how robots and drones are being deployed to monitor critical assets and substations to gather data in ways not previously possible. He also will talk about how these platforms fit into strategies involving the industrial Internet of Things, as well as the types of insights utility companies can attain with continuous streams of data from the field.

Iyer will be joined on the panel by Curt Kirkeby, technology strategist and engineer for Avista Utilities; Soorya Kuloor, Ph.D., practice director, Distribution Operations for Landis+Gyr; and Tuan Tran, director of engineering for Seattle City Light. The panel will be moderated by John Lutz, territory manager for S&C Electric Co.

About Quantum Spatial, Inc.

Quantum Spatial, Inc., (QSI) the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, provides geographic insights to the largest government and corporate organizations that need geospatial intelligence to mitigate risk, plan for growth, better manage resources and advance scientific understanding. A pioneer in advanced mapping technology, QSI’s end-to-end solutions and services deliver the industry’s highest data quality and accuracy, while leveraging the widest array of technologies for analyzing all types of terrains. Customers use the company’s acquisition, processing, analytics and visualization solutions in a range of technical and scientific disciplines – from geology and biology, to hydrology, forestry and civil engineering. Utilities, oil and gas producers, engineering and construction firms, as well as the military and major government agencies, are QSI customers. QSI has multiple offices around the country. For more information visit quantumspatial.com, join us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter @QuantumSpatial.

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