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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) became the first utility in the country to gain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test-drive drones.  The utility has been granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate that allows it to operate drones for research, testing, and training flights in Eastern San Diego County.  Test areas are located in zones measuring 2.5 miles long by a half mile wide, and include no businesses or residences.

Image courtesy of Forbes

Image courtesy of Forbes

“The unmanned aircraft system provides us with another tool in our electric and gas operations tool chest,” David Geier, SDG&E’s vice president of electric transmission and system engineering, told Forbes.  He goes on to say...

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