Tata Power's JV becomes first power utility to deploy micro drones for network maintenance
25th Jul 2019

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL), a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi, has become the first power utility in the country to deploy micro drones for the maintenance of its network.  Small-sized drones, weighing less than 2 kg, with a flying capacity of below 200 feet are being used by the discom to patrol 66 and 33 KV transmission lines in north and north west Delhi areas.

With this project, TPDDL is exploring and developing the applicability of drones in power distribution sector. Usage of drones for maintenance will not only help it reduce the downtime, but also give it better insights for future projects.

Tata Power Company is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading.