WDT's utility partners are currently preparing for an upcoming winter storm. It goes without saying, for utilities, the winter season is quite often the most punishing of the year. Ice and other frozen precipitation associated with these long, cold months continue to rank among lightning and strong winds as the most damaging to utility infrastructure.Read More
Have you considered utilizing Frontier Weather forecasts for natural gas trading? In September of 2016, WDT acquired Frontier Weather and its market-leading catalog of power and energy trading focused forecast products to enhance the WDT portfolio of weather services.Read More
One of the most critical tasks of any control center or dispatch operator is quickly pinpointing areas of system disruption. From power lines and substations, to wind turbines and pipelines, weather tends to be the primary culprit of damage to these critical pieces of energy infrastructure.Read More
It goes without saying, for utilities, the winter season is quite often the most punishing of the year. Ice and other frozen precipitation associated with these long, cold months continue to rank among lightning and damaging winds as the most damaging to utility infrastructure.Read More
After spending a thoroughly informational three days in New Orleans last week for the Utility Analytics Institute's annual Utility Analytics Week conference, I departed with excitement about the tools vendors are developing using weather data and analytics. One such application of weather data increasingly being leveraged by utility analytics companies focuses on the correlation of surface observations -- such as temperature, cloud cover, relative humidity, and even solar radiation -- to utility bills for large commercial or retail customers. The general idea is analysis of such data will provide insight into how changes in weather conditions equate (or don't equate) to changes in usage.
The importance of utilizing these data sets cannot be overstated, as weather is without question the single most influential variable when it comes to energy consumption. And, while many of these service providers are on the right path, some recent interactions lead me to believe others have yet to incoporate the proper types of weather data into their analytics algorithms. Unfortunately for their clients, the ouputs resulting from the integration of behind-the-curve weather data must be considered flawed.Read More
Thousands of fellow University of Oklahoma fans made the trip from Oklahoma to Dallas this past weekend for the annual Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl (no need to discuss the outcome). As we made our way down I-35, I received several calls and texts inquiring about one of Oklahoma's newest wind farms, the Arbuckle/Rose Rock Wind Farm.Read More
As the calendar dives deeper into fall, it's officially that time of year to plan for annual bermudagrass overseed for turf reinforcement. There is something absurdly pleasing about those deep blue green strands of grass growing during the cool months here in central Oklahoma, but a lot of work and planning is required to achieve green grass perfection, regardless of location.Read More
Specialized approach to weather information notification designed to protect life, property and assets.
NORMAN, OK - September 4, 2013 - Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., a global innovator in the weather industry, is proud to announce the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,519,860 for infrastructure and application of tile-based weather alerting; specifically:Read More
Weather Decision Technologies expands product offering; moves from focused forensics products to a full suite of Weather Verification tools.
NORMAN, OK - JUNE 25, 2013 - Weather industry leader Weather Decision Technologies® (WDT) announces today the complete overhaul of its outward facing weather verification line of products and services. Accompanying this announcement is introduction of the new Weather Verification brand, which complements and replaces WDT’s former Weather Forensics business unit.Read More