Byrd One wins the Drone's contest

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Byrd One wins the Drone's contest

Thursday 14, April 2016

Byrd One is the chosen commercial name for the new Drone model developed between EDP Labelec and INESC TEC Porto

Pedro Valverde from EDP Inovação is the great winner of the contest launched at the New Services for Power Grid Asset Inspection presentation session on February 5th. As presented by Pedro on his candidacy, Byrd One is inspired by Richard Byrd, who was the first Aviator to fly over the North Pole in 1926 and over the South Pole in 1929.

25 name ideas for the Drone were presented from more technical names to original and creative names. The ideas were evaluated by a team of judges from EDP Labelec that, despite the difficult task, managed to reach a veredict as to the choice of name. 

So, on 17 March, EDP Labelec surprised the winner with the delivery of a Drone, not with integrated systems for power grid asset inspection, but for recreational purposes.

To all the participants of the contest, our sincere thanks!