Davey Resource Group has announced a strategic partnership with Exacter, Inc. to expand Davey’s reliability service capabilities. Davey has made an equity investment in Exacter and will be using Exacter’s Grid Assessment Technology and Analytics as a complement to Davey Resource Group’s existing asset management and grid health services.

Davey Resource Group has been successful in mitigating overhead equipment problems with their visual inspection service. Exacter technology significantly expands Davey Resource Group’s capabilities by identifying problematic line equipment without visual signs of deterioration. Exacter also has the capability to patrol and analyze thousands of miles of grid in a matter of weeks – allowing Davey Resource Group to provide utilities with grid health assessment.

Exacter Vice President of Business Development Geoffrey Bibo says, “The information and analytics that result from the application of our services provide the gold standard of preventative maintenance. When our predictive data is correlated with connectivity and/or field inventory data, utilities will have a new level of actionable field intelligence for driving a variety of reliability strategies including Smart Grid hardening, Post-Storm Recovery, Worst Performing Circuits, CMI reduction, targeted equipment replacement and even the prioritization of line rebuilds.”