Weather Intelligence

Forecasts Predict Increase in Cold Weather and Fuel Usage

The United States is sitting pretty with an abundant supply of crude oil and low prices at the pump. And after last winter’s above average temperatures, the inventory of heating… Read more »

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US Gasoline Market’s September Surprise(s)

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In a year when soothsayers’ crystal balls are as foggy as London in November, September encompassed a few unexpected surprises… Read more »

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Do You Know Where Your Assets Are Buried?

When I first got into the sales game years ago, I would sometimes hear this about a veteran salesperson: “He knows where the bodies are buried” (accompanied by a nod… Read more »

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Weather Threats at Sporting Events

Today there is a greater awareness surrounding the importance of predicting weather conditions and keeping athletes and spectators safe with game delays and evacuations. Sports officials must have a clear… Read more »

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Why Utilities Must Invest in Data Analytics to Benefit from the Internet of Things

We hear a lot these days about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how connecting all sorts of devices is going to give us all the data we need to… Read more »

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Outdoor enclosures: Accounting for weather conditions

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get, according to humorist and author Mark Twain. Builders of outdoor control panel enclosures can benefit from that. By accounting for… Read more »

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Eight Ways Computers Can Make Decisions for Your Hospital

It is fairly easy to conceptualize that computers can compare, analyze and compartmentalize data according to rules dictated by a human created program. But, this is just a small part… Read more »

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Bridging the Gap Between Unpredictable Weather and Flight Planning

Weather’s Impact on Aviation  The aviation industry faces many obstacles when it comes to flight planning and routing, but managing weather conditions is right at the top. Weather conditions before… Read more »

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Data Centers in the Extreme: From Mountain to Sea

There’s no doubt that site selection is one of the most important decisions when building a data center — availability and cost of power, connectivity, security, weather and topography are… Read more »

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Weather Data: A Powerful Tool for Consumer and Utilities Alike

It’s not difficult to get weather reports these days, with any number of smart phone apps putting the information at your fingertips. So, at first glance, it may not seem… Read more »

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Better Prepared for Unreliable Weather

Excessive heat, high wind gusts, snow, ice and pop-up thunderstorms are just some of the severe types of weather conditions New Hampshire experiences throughout the year.  When Liberty Utilities, a… Read more »

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IT and OT: Allies or Adversaries?

Can IT and OT get along? It’s one of the pressing questions facing the business world as the Internet of Things, or IoT, drumbeat grows louder. As the two essential… Read more »

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Ready When You Are: Proper Equipment Storage

Data centers are continually pushed for shorter construction and installation periods to meet the growing consumer demand. Working with quick turn-around times during data center builds requires the on-demand availability… Read more »

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The internet of things (IoT) and….. Mining operations?

In a previous blog regarding technology trends I wrote a short paragraph about the internet of things and my humble vision of it. However, looking back at my post and… Read more »

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Optimizing your Smart Utility – a Roadmap to Success

In my last post, I described how an Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) – a convergence of SCADA, DMS, OMS, EMS, and DSM functions – is an essential ingredient in… Read more »

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Accurate Turbulence Forecasts Can Reduce Injuries and Distress to Passengers

On January 16, 2014, United Airlines flight 89 departed from Newark for a fourteen-hour flight to Beijing. A mere forty-five minutes into the flight, five flight attendants were injured after… Read more »

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We Can do Something About the Weather: Adapt Traffic Signal Control Strategies

We can’t change the weather yet, but adapting traffic signal control strategies to account for severe weather conditions is something we can do.   A recent article in the magazine Public… Read more »

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In Advance of Hurricane Season, It’s Time to Conduct a UPS Checkup

According to the National Weather Service, hurricane season begins on May 15 for the Pacific and on June 1 for the Atlantic – mere weeks away. Given the various weather… Read more »

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Call a Plumber…? There’s Water Dripping out of Electrical Conduits in the Data Center!

It’s summer, which is always a test for data center operators and data center design and preparedness. With the arrival of the “dog days of summer” occasionally comes an unexpected… Read more »

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‘Wise’ Signals ‘Experience’

Just to change it up a bit, we’re going to use a different term here. Instead of the ubiquitous term ‘smart energy’, we’re going to suggest Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation… Read more »

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Intelligence, Connectivity, Efficiency – the new ICE Age in Energy Management!

Energy is needed everywhere – be it industry, agriculture, homes, buildings, infrastructure or services. Even as we grapple with the twin-headed monster of rising energy demand and ravaging carbon emission,… Read more »

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Ready When You Are: Proper Equipment Storage

Data centers are continually pushed for shorter construction and installation periods to meet the growing consumer demand. Working with quick turn-around times during data center builds requires the on-demand availability… Read more »

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Top 10 Weather Events of 2014 | Part I

Top 10 Weather Events For 2014 Here is a quick look at Schneider Electric’s Top 10 weather events for the year 2014- we’ll start with #10 through #6. The events… Read more »

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GIS can help when minutes and miles count

It seems that large-scale natural disasters such as hurricanes, massive wildfires, and tornadoes are lining up for a chance to pounce on us. Their succession of occurrence reminds us we… Read more »

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El Nino Not the Fix-All California Hopes For

Across the board, the forecast for this summer is oceanic warming west of South America. Colloquially, this is known as “El Nino”, an oft talked about phenomenon that affects the… Read more »

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Bridging the Gap Between Unpredictable Weather and Flight Planning

Weather’s Impact on Aviation  The aviation industry faces many obstacles when it comes to flight planning and routing, but managing weather conditions is right at the top. Weather conditions before… Read more »

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Winterizing Your Energy Management Strategy

Mark Twain is often credited with the familiar quote, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” He might be right, but it doesn’t mean that’s the… Read more »

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Preparing Your Data Center for the Polar Vortex

March is upon us and in February the groundhog said there would be six more weeks of winter. That is not good news for those who have been living through… Read more »

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The internet of things (IoT) and….. Mining operations?

In a previous blog regarding technology trends I wrote a short paragraph about the internet of things and my humble vision of it. However, looking back at my post and… Read more »

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Changing Climate: What Does It Mean? Part One: Climate vs. Weather

The Earth’s climate has been changing ever since the planet formed an atmosphere. While some changes are natural and cyclical, some are influenced by human activities, and our awareness of… Read more »

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