Spring Outlook 2020
Changes in extreme weather, power transmission infrastructure and maintenance practices, and demographic trends all contribute to more frequent power outages. April-June historically has the largest percentage of violent wind & weather incidents! Our meteorologists break down what you can expect in the upcoming spring and severe weather season.
PROBLEM: Power Challenges
A cursory analysis of the weather over the past decade shows increased climate volatility across the globe. Extreme temperatures, superstorms, violent winds, and the weight of snow and ice can all affect your equipment and operations. Heat waves and cold snaps can stress your energy loads and create costly outages. At the same time, unmeasured responses to the weather can lead to power over-production and costly waste.
Making decisions when the weather wreaks havoc on the power grids isn’t easy. Utility companies are under pressure from their customers, regulatory agencies, politicians, and the media to manage outages quickly, if not prevent them altogether. You can’t operate a utility company in a vacuum. Weather will always be a factor in your operations and profitability, and if the past decade is any indication, the volatility and extreme weather will most likely continue.
You can’t afford to be blindsided by weather changes that affect your operations and profits. Being ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way is more than an operational goal, it’s a necessity.
SOLUTION: Ready to Weather the Storm
Unfortunately, you can’t control the weather. However, you can control your responses to it with powerful meteorological forecasting tools and predictive models from DTN.
We have a full suite of products designed specifically to meet the needs of your utility company. You need accurate, reliable, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and analytical tools that drive decision-making. DTN has invested in weather station infrastructure throughout North America, giving us the largest and most responsive meteorological tools in the industry.
We hire the best climatologists and data analysts to study data points and to understand the inter-relationships among changes in wind speed, humidity, and other weather factors. Our forecasts are the most accurate and detailed that you will find. Better data means better decisions, which leads to decreased risks and increased profit.
Through our powerful Storm Impact Analytics and Load Forecasting products such as WeatherSentry, ESRI Map Services, and even one-on-one consultations with our experienced meteorologists, you’ll have confidence that the decisions you make are backed by the industry’s best information, analysis, and expert opinions.
DTN gives you the power to anticipate weather threats and outages, accurately predict load demand, optimize power generation planning, and enhance your network management and communications.
Our Utilities Products
Identify and proactively inspect substations and other infrastructure that may have been struck by lightning with Asset Inspection reports by DTN.Learn More
Avoid more expensive repair or blade replacement by identifying the turbines that need immediate inspection with the help of DTN’s Blade Inspection Service.Learn More
Energy Event Index (EEI)
Add an Energy Event Index (EEI) threat risk forecast to improve internal communication of weather risk. Learn more today.Learn More
Extreme temperature swings from “normal” can cause major fluctuations of natural gas and power prices. This potential volatility increases risk but also allows for enhanced trading opportunities. Frontier Weather forecasts will help in accurately capturing these opportunities.Learn More
The complete GIS offering from DTN is available via ESRI Map Services served from our ArcGIS Server infrastructure hosted on Amazon Web Services. Call Now!Learn More
Hub Height Winds
Wind farm managers operate at peak efficiency when DTN issues hub height wind forecasts at the turbine-level to see wind speed, wind direction, and gusts.Learn More
Meteorological Consulting – Utilities
DTN meteorologists will ensure you’re equipped with the confidence and information you need and help you make more informed decisions to better protect your crews, assets, and bottom line.Learn More
The MetPortal™ online interfaces from DTN provide access to precipitation statistics, analytics, maps, and more. We have several different interfaces, and each one features customized data for supporting particular industries or projects. You do not need a one-size-fits-all product. Rather, you deserve a solution that works specifically for you.Learn More
Storm Impact Analytics
An accurate forecast alone isn’t enough to support a strategic storm response. Storm Impact Analytics provides machine learning to your Utility operations.Learn More
Tap into a substantial catalog of weather analytics and information for integration into any project. Utilize a combination of cloud-based APIs, SDKs, ESRI Web Services, and gridded and point data sets.Learn More
Weather Stations allow energy professionals to fill in the gaps for locations not currently served by a local weather station.Learn More
WeatherSentry® Energy Edition
WeatherSentry Energy Edition software from DTN to forecast load changes earlier and smarter than ever before. Start a free trial today.Learn More
WeatherSentry® Utility Edition
WeatherSentry Utility Edition helps you better predict when and where severe weather will affect your service territory. Get a free trial today.Learn More
WeatherSentry® Wind Edition
WeatherSentry Wind Edition is a complete weather solution for Wind Farms that alerts you to approaching storms.Learn More
DTN Web Services integrates seamlessly into the organizational applications and programs you already use to provide high-performance delivery of GIS-based weather information.Learn More
When you partner with DTN for your weather information and load forecasting needs, you’ll have the power of the industry’s best data and expertise by your side. DTN understands utilities. Our slate of tools will give you the confidence in knowing that you have the most comprehensive and accurate insight, analysis, and predictive models. Our weather tools help you prepare for a storm or power outage, respond to them quickly and efficiently, and recover from them successfully.
Explore our solutions for your utility business today!