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

Asset Inspection

Identify and proactively inspect substations and other infrastructure that may have been struck by lightning with Asset Inspection reports by DTN.

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Blade Inspection

Avoid more expensive repair or blade replacement by identifying the turbines that need immediate inspection with the help of DTN’s Blade Inspection Service.

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Energy Event Index (EEI)

Add an Energy Event Index (EEI) threat risk forecast to improve internal communication of weather risk. Learn more today.

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Frontier Weather

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WeatherSentry® Energy Edition

WeatherSentry Energy Edition software from DTN to forecast load changes earlier and smarter than ever before. Start a free trial today.

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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.

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WeatherSentry® Wind Edition

WeatherSentry Wind Edition is a complete weather solution for Wind Farms that alerts you to approaching storms.

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Web Services

DTN Web Services integrates seamlessly into the organizational applications and programs you already use to provide high-performance delivery of GIS-based weather information.

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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!