Of course, the innovation we’re doing isn’t only about “robotics”. It’s about creating the asset management of the future, where robots, drones and AI enhance the lifespan of energy assets – strengthening them with predictive maintenance, reducing downtime, hazards and wastage, and limiting leakage with early and systematic detection. And we do all this with an emphasis on a circular economy, reusing materials to the maximum extent possible.
These kinds of innovation have a direct impact on sustainability. Our ground robots are equipped with environmental sensors that can assess air and water quality, monitor emissions, detect pollutants and help utilities track their environmental impact so that they can better protect our ecosystems.
Robotics is just one example of how partnerships and innovation are making the energy business more sustainable on the ground. But we’re in the air too. We’ve partnered with a manufacturer of unmanned drones that can carry out system inspections on transmission lines using our multi-sensor system SIEAERO. The drones replace piloted helicopter inspections and allow us to capture in a single flight inspection data that can be later analyzed with AI to identify changes or damages since the last inspection.
“When we talk about sustainability at Siemens Energy,” says Jaydeep Naha, General Manager of Digital Solutions and Project Execution at Siemens Energy, “it’s not just a word. It’s a value and a direction – and the work we do here moves the needle day by day.”