Do you know how to use weather data to estimate energy demand with respect to Heating Degree Days (HDDs) and Cooling Degree Days (CCDs)? Weather is the primary driver in energy demand variability as variations in temperature across the country dramatically influence the amount of energy consumed to heat and cool homes and businesses. Colder weather in winter will increase demand for heating fuels such as natural gas, heating oil and propane while hotter weather in summer will increase demand for electricity and thus the fuels used to produce that electricity, such as coal and natural gas. Since the price of energy commodities, such as natural gas, is largely related to their supply and demand, weather data can help predict price movements as well as the underlying supply and demand levels.Topics: Renewable Energy | Oil & Gas | Utilities | Frontier |
Spring severe weather can bring major disruptions and threats to Utilities and their customers. Tornadoes, lightning, and damaging wind all bring respective threats that could danger field workers, cause power outages to consumers, and create substantial weather interruptions for business.Topics: WeatherOps | Live Events | Oil & Gas | Utilities | Thunderstorm |
Spring and summer are typically when we see the most tornadoes, but that doesn’t mean that tornadoes won’t happen any other time of the year. Using our TornadoTrax product, I have created a real-time analysis for the New Orleans tornado.Topics: Tornado | Utilities | Thunderstorm | Geographic Information Systems |
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.Topics: WeatherOps | Snow | Utilities | Precipitation |
A rare Oregon tornado struck today. When you think of tornadoes, Oregon is not usually the first state that comes to mind. October is not usually the first month that comes to mine either! However, today a damaging tornado struck near the coast. Here's the latest on the severe weather that occurred.Topics: RadarScope | Tornado | Utilities | Thunderstorm | Precipitation |
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.Topics: WeatherOps | SkyWise | Developers | Lightning | Tornado | Utilities |
Norman, OK - April 28, 2016 — Weather risk and analytics leader Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) announces that Aiken Electric Co-op has contracted with the company to utilize WeatherOps risk mitigation services.