With rising global-average temperatures driving widespread weather pattern changes, utilities will continue to face more frequent and intense events. Last year, many European countries experienced record-breaking temperatures and intense storms, creating significant challenges for utilities working hard to meet critical, life-saving cooling demands.
This year, they’ll have a new solution, Storm Risk Dashboard, which premiered to over 20,000 attendees from 68 nations during E-world, held May 23-25 in Essen, Germany.
Reducing weather impacts
Storm Risk Dashboard helps utilities reduce weather impacts by accelerating their preparation and response. It allows them to accurately anticipate potential power outages by combining sophisticated forecasting technology and real-time global weather information with customized weather risk thresholds tailored to their needs and operations.
Storm Risk Dashboard monitors conditions based on custom settings and issues an alert via text or email, providing up to seven days of added lead time.
It then monitors their mapped-out asset locations for those specific conditions — such as high winds, lightning, or heavy precipitation — and issues an alert via text or email, providing up to seven days of added lead time. A dashboard view also shows the expected hazards, when and where they’re likely to occur, and the anticipated strength and duration. Detailed, interactive layered maps clearly show asset locations in relation to predicted weather threats, and all-clear notifications support the timing of post-storm operations. Asset identification is further aided by pin-dropping and polygon drawing capabilities, plus GeoJson file uploads.
Achieving critical benefits
Beyond providing longer lead times through accurate forecasts — vital with today’s increased competition for resources — Storm Risk Dashboard helps drive additional value, like improved staffing decisions, shorter outage durations, reduced revenue losses, better regulatory compliance, and penalty avoidance.
In conversations with E-world attendees, they confirmed that climate change resulting in more severe weather events is a big concern for their utilities. After seeing the dashboard, they really liked the ability to map out asset locations by drawing a polygon or dropping a pin, or even uploading a GeoJson file. But what garnered the most excitement was how utilities can set their own thresholds for weather alerts rather than relying on their national weather services.
Multiple sources, including the German government’s Second Progress Report on Adaption, indicate that extreme weather risks are expected to rise.
These capabilities will become increasingly important as multiple sources, including the German government’s Second Progress Report on Adaption, indicate that extreme weather risks, including excessive heat and heavy rain, are expected to rise. Effective preparation and management will become even more critical and complex, which is why DTN created Storm Risk Dashboard for the European utility market.
Part of a suite
The Storm Risk suite of solutions and weather intelligence APIs from DTN is trusted by utilities around the world to help anticipate, alert, and manage weather incidents that put extreme pressure on the management of power grids.
Explore the DTN Storm Risk suite today.