Robotics is now becoming an increasingly crucial tool in the energy and utilities segment for keeping their operations functional and optimised, especially during events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, when remote monitoring of power infrastructure with minimal operators on-site was made possible with the help of robots and drones.
Other than its applications across various segments, such as transmission and distribution, wind, solar, nuclear and thermal, robotics in the energy sector is expanding its presence in disruptive applications such as faster renewable energy installations, automated cable jointing for underground applications and revolutionising utility excavation systems.
Leading power suppliers in robotics
Power utilities are increasingly using robotics and drones to handle the inspection of risky, time-consuming, and hard-to-reach assets, as well as maintain those assets and provide automated cleaning solutions for solar PV panels and wind power blades. These applications of robots and drones are now becoming standard.
Leading adopters of robotics in the energy sector include the National Grid, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Energie NB Power, Talen Energy, Con Edison, Southern Gas Networks (SGN), Hydro-Québec, Iberdrola and KEPCO.
Discover the leading robotics suppliers in the power industry
Using its experience in the sector, Power Technology has listed some of the leading companies providing products and services related to robotics.
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Amongst the leading suppliers of robotics in the energy sector are ABB, Sarcos Robotics, ANYbotics, Boston Dynamics, MiR, ULC technologies and PrecisionHawk.
Future of robotics in the energy sector
According to GlobalData forecasts, the global robotics industry was worth $45bn in 2020, and by 2030, it will have grown at a compound annual growth rate of 29% to $568bn.
GlobalData expects every segment of the robotics market to grow over the next decade. Industrial robots will function as a growth driver as innovation in the segment will spill over to other areas.