Why Utilities Need to Constantly Monitor Their Assets
“Why is it that utilities need to keep constant oversight of their infrastructure?”
Utilities are entrusted with operating vast amounts of critical infrastructure systems. However, with this comes the responsibility to maintain all of it to the fullest standard. If any part breaks down, it can cause grave public damage (as in the case of the Paradise Fires) and will usually be considered a liability committed on behalf of the utility. For this reason, utilities need to keep constant maintenance over their assets, whether it be using drones to keep oversight, implement fault-prediction algorithms, or do in-person inspections. This is Why Utilities Need to Constantly Monitor Their Assets.