15 May 2017.  The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), an independent, nonprofit organization created to conduct research, development, and demonstration projects with a focus on electricity generation, delivery, and use, has recently contracted with Behron.  Ron Behrendt, Behron’s Managing Director, is tasked with managing the project titled “Support Demonstrations of UAS Automation Technologies” designed to identify and test industry capabilities to perform automated inspections of electric transmission structures, including autonomous drone image capture and software identification of asset defects.