Press release - Helsinki, Finland - 18th June 2021

The vegetation and risk management system based on satellite data developed by Headpower and Terramonitor is progressing to Pan-European piloting.  In addition to the  European  Space  Agency (ESA),  9 European transmission grid companies through ENTSO-E and Finnish distribution network companies Caruna, Elenia, Järvi-Suomen Energia, Nivos Verkko and PKS Sähkönsiirto are contributing to the project. This project is being co-funded by the European Space Agency under the ARTES 4.0 Business Applications -Space Solutions.

The SatNetMonitor consortium was chosen to start this project since the consortium has state-of-the-art technology and domain expertise in bringing highly advanced cloud services to the market. The project focuses on identifying the risks to electricity networks caused by vegetation, human activities and weather phenomena. The aim of the service is to save the costs of vegetation management and to enable the automatic allocation of preventive maintenance measures to the network areas so that the reliability of electricity networks can be significantly improved from the current level. In addition, the service brings improved efficiency to network risk management and repair activities in the event of a failure.

"We are very pleased that both ESA and the domestic and foreign electricity network companies have such a positive view of the service we have developed together with Terramonitor." says Antti Jukarainen, CEO of HeadPower Oy.

“Our work with the previous ESA feasibility study created a  great opportunity that combines Headpower's expertise in the infrastructure and power grid industry with the data generated by Terramonitor's technology.  As a  result,  we are developing a  very powerful new tool and source of information for the use of electricity networks. ” states Terramonitor's CEO Joni Norppa.

More information:

Antti Jukarainen
CEO, HeadPower Oy
p. +358-44 581 4703
e-mail: antti.jukarainen@headpower.fi
www.headpower.fi

Joni Norppa
CEO, Terramonitor
p. +358 50 360 8096
e-mail: joni.norppa@terramonitor.com
www.terramonitor.com

HeadPower Oy provides Finnish cloud services to electricity, telecommunications, water and district heating network companies. The company's applications and guidelines enhance the day-to-day work of network companies and their contractors.

Terramonitor developes automated and artificial intelligence-based Space Data solutions for easy utilisation and analysing of the satellite data.