Southern Company is a highly innovative organization that remains on the cutting edge of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology and integration within the energy sector.


Currently employing more than 100 remote pilots and 122 sUAS across the system, we are leveraging UAS technology in support of power generation, transmission, distribution, security, land management, economic development, and storm response.  Our pilots continue to find new and innovative ways to exploit the technology on behalf of the company.


If you are interested in UAS technology and would like to learn more, please join us August 1-2 for the 2nd Annual Southern Company UAS Conference hosted by System Air at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, GA.


The conference will bring together UAS stakeholders and industry partners from across the Southern system.  The agenda will include presentations from Ted McCullough, VP Hydro Fleet Maintenance & Reliability Strategy, System Air Unmanned Leadership, internal users, and our various industry partners to include:


  • Skyward, A Verizon Company
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Aviation Administration        
  • Georgia Emergency Management Agency
  • DJI                                                      
  • Drone Deploy                                     
  • Precision Hawk
  • Phoenix Air                                        
  • Flyability
  • Electric Power Research Institute

This will be a great opportunity for UAS stakeholders and enthusiasts to learn about the different UAS efforts across the company and share their uses cases and lessons learned.  In addition, there will be specialized training available for current and upcoming remote pilots provided at no cost to the business unit.  Please click the register tab above to complete the conference registration. 




Dean Barefield

UAS Program Manager

System Air-Unmanned