STAMFORD, CT – June 15, 2021 – The Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) Incubatenergy® Labs program today announced Noteworthy AI was selected as one of 20 startup companies that will conduct accelerated demonstrations of their technologies with utilities and EPRI as part of Incubatenergy Labs’ 2021 Cohort.
Noteworthy AI was chosen from more than 250 international startups by a panel of global utility and EPRI subject matter experts. The selected startups will spend 16 weeks working with electric power utilities and EPRI on demonstration technology projects intended to accelerate decarbonization, electrification, grid modernization, and other electric power industry innovation imperatives. The 2021 Cohort runs June to October, with results presented during interactive Incubatenergy Labs Demo Days Oct. 19-20.
“Collaborating on the rapid assessment and deployment of innovations across power generation, delivery, and end use is essential to achieving deep decarbonization by 2035”, said Incubatenergy Lead Erik Steeb. “Incubatenergy Labs brings startups like Noteworthy AI and utilities together to crowd source the demonstration of these innovations and speed the commercialization of promising technologies.”
“We are honored to be among a select group of startups that were chosen as part of the 2021 cohort,” said Christopher Ricciuti, Founder and CEO of Noteworthy AI. “This presents our company with an amazing opportunity to work with some of the most innovative utilities on piloting our AI-powered distribution inspection system, and we couldn’t be more excited.”
Host utilities for this year’s Cohort include: Ameren and TVA, along with participating utilities Con Edison, Duke Energy, Enel, FirstEnergy, Fortis (Newfoundland Power, Tucson Electric Power, FortisBC, Central Hudson), Green Mountain Power, Vermont Electric Coop, Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), New York Power Authority, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Portland General Electric, Southern California Edison, Salt River Project (SRP), and Xcel Energy.
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Noteworthy AI provides a real-time, AI-powered asset inspection & inventory solution for the distribution grid. Our solution, Inspector, reduces the need for dedicated distribution asset inspections and mitigates risk at-scale while reducing cost. Inspector is a fully integrated hardware and software solution that mounts on existing fleet vehicles and uses computer vision to automatically identify pole-top components and defects whenever those vehicles are in motion, for any reason and with no impact on crew duties. Results are sent to the cloud for real-time alerting and review.