Drones set to conquer UK’s energy market as ‘landmark’ project takes off

Drones are poised to reinvent the manner in which members of the energy sector conduct inspections as a new UAV scheme takes to the skies. The large-scale project, Pathfinder, is working across electricity and gas networks and is coordinated by international innovation scout, the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC). The three-year programme is being led by Wales & West Utilities in collaboration with Cadent, National Grid Gas Transmission, Northern Gas Networks, Northern Powergrid, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks and UK Power Networks. The designated government Pathfinder project, which is the first-of-its-kind in the UK, will work with the CAA to explore
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Commercial drone market set for steady growth until 2022

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Increased drone usage across agriculture and law enforcement is set to drive continuous growth across the commercial drone category for the next four years, new research suggests. The global commercial drone market size was estimated to be worth $552m (£410m) in 2014 and is projected to reach $2.07 billion (£1.5 billion) by 2022, with a CAGR of 16.9%. The report from market research provider Million Insights noted that while demand is significantly higher for military applications, commercial applications are gradually catching up. The agriculture sector is anticipated to become a major user over the forecast period of seven years on
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