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    Smart Grid Weather

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    Challenges

    Lightning can strike substations, high winds can bring down branches, ice can snap lines, and hurricanes can be particularly catastrophic. All of these weather conditions have the potential to leave thousands without power. In addition, more than any other factor, the weather impacts the demand for power, in turn driving prices.
    • Solutions

      Schneider Electric’s complete suite of solutions for Electric Utilities can help you better anticipate potential weather-related outages and improve load forecasting decisions.
    • Value Proposition

      We deliver highly accurate weather forecasts to help you:
      - Improve grid stability through better load and generation forecasting:
      • Fuel reliable load forecast data feeds with the industry’s independently top-rated temperature forecasts for the last eight years
      • Optimize usage of renewable energy sources with specialized, utility-focused wind and solar power forecasts
      - Accurately anticipate potential weather-related outages, reduce service interruptions, and enhance crew scheduling:
      • Pre-position crews for optimal post-storm outage response
      • Make better informed mutual assistance decisions
      • Reduce outage duration and revenue losses, while increasing customer satisfaction
    • Differentiation

      • Power your load forecasting engine with the industry’s independently top-rated temperature forecasts
      • Customizable weather alerts easily keep you on top of changing conditions for your chosen locations
      • Around-the-clock online consultations with our professional meteorologists provide you with answers to your weather questions within minutes
      • Be more proactive with critical weather information and alerts via your computer, tablet, or smartphone

    Benefits

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      Have greater decision-making confidence with exclusive online consultations with our professional meteorologists, for fast answers to your important weather questions, any time of the day or night
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      Improve load forecasting decisions with the industry's independently-rated most accurate temperature forecasts for the last eight consecutive years
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      Pre-position crews and better anticipate issues with patented, customizable weather alerts for your service territory, via email or mobile device
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      Support smarter mutual assistance decisions using our Energy Event Index’s one-to-five rated, color-coded weather risk forecasts that easily anticipate threats days in advance
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      Streamline important decisions across your entire enterprise with a weather Web services API that integrates highly accurate observations and forecasts for visualization and analysis in your own applications