Enview Launches AI-powered Solution to Automatically Detect
Enview Launches AI-powered Solution to Automatically Detect Vegetation Near Power Lines
Utilities are using Enview to detect encroaching vegetation that threatens power lines and can cause wildfiresSAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2018 — (PRNewswire) — Enview, a team of Silicon Valley-based data scientists and engineers, is working to solve one of the biggest challenges facing utilities—quickly identifying threats before they become incidents.
Major incidents, like last year's historic wildfire season, and the cascading failure which caused the Northeast Blackout of 2003, may result from contact between vegetation and power lines. The ability to identify the exact location and clearances of high-risk vegetation early, and at scale, helps operators prioritize and address the problem areas.
"The scale of this challenge is staggering. It simply is not reasonable to expect the traditional manual processes used by many utilities to prevent these emergent threats," said Enview Founder & CEO Dr. San Gunawardana. "The results are catastrophic and we're seeing that play out not only here in California, but also worldwide. New technology can help solve these challenges. It's why we've designed and built a solution using the latest in artificial intelligence, machine vision, and cloud computing to enable accurate and extremely fast identification of at-risk spans."