AI Technology Helps Keep You Energized
The words “artificial Intelligence,” or AI, may conjure up images of sci-fi movies or beings from across the universe. In reality, AI enables us to provide you with the innovative and enhanced service on which your co-op is focused.
One such technology uses AI to help us safely power you with the reliable, affordable electricity you depend on.
Through a partnership with AiDash, a satellite and artificial intelligence company, we can access real-time satellite imagery for an aerial view of JOEMC’s entire right-of-way (ROW) network. This helps JOEMC and contract crews maintain trees and vegetation that could otherwise cause outages along the co-op’s ROW areas.
During severe weather, trees that fall on or interfere with power lines are a major problem. Trimming trees away from lines before storms is crucial in keeping uninterrupted power flowing to local homes and businesses.
Among its benefits and capabilities, AiDash:
- Tracks threats to power lines, like hazardous trees and other vegetation risks.
- Pinpoints ROW locations on our power delivery system that need to be addressed
- Factors in weather and growth patterns, helping us identify where crews need to trim more frequently.
This technology’s increases efficiency. It also decreases ROW inspection expenses. This helps us hold down costs-an added benefit for you and your cooperative. You can learn more about AiDash on page two of this JOEMC newsletter.
It’s an exciting time for JOEMC and our members. You’ll be hearing about additional innovative products and enhanced services in the coming months. As always, we strive to provide you with the best service experience possible. That’s because at JOEMC members come first.