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Further APG research projects

Transforming the energy sector requires a great deal of effort from all actors in the energy market. To manage the influx of new renewable energies, power grids need to handle increasing loads and allow for greater flexibility. Research and development play a key role in achieving this.

In the event of disturbance in our high voltage power grid, we need to get a quick overview of the situation. In the future autonomous drones will help us by taking aerial photos and delivering data within seconds. This allows our system operators to check out the cause of defect and to take further action immediatly. Therefore autonomous drones will ultimately improve the security of the power supply.
Short circuit tests in shut-down APG-substation in Hessenberg, Styria, Austria.
Video in German only
Video in German only
Video in German only