Weather Intelligence

Powering the Data Center Through Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Every June, Americans who live and work along the East Coast start preparing for hurricane season. And while 2015 is predicted to be one of the quietest storm seasons on… Read more »

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Cloud Watching and Other Planned Activities

I recently had the privilege of spending a couple of hours with my 5 year old granddaughter. I am usually surprised at what I learn when seeing the world through… Read more »

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 steps to optimize outdoor electrical installations

The outdoor electrical enclosures challenge Increasingly, electrical equipment is installed outdoors to be closer to where the action is taking place. Unfortunately, we have no control of the weather; therefore, the… Read more »

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Outdoor electrical installations : determining the right thermal management solution

Considering thermal management solutions for outdoor electrical installations Electrical, electronic and telecommunications equipment increasingly operates outdoors to meet demanding client specifications in rugged applications. The enclosures that house equipment need… Read more »

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Some figures about renewable energy

  Production factor of renewable energies Newspapers and the Net are full of reports about the installation of wind and solar farms, all over the world. Good news! The electricity… Read more »

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Trends in Utilities Part 2: Proactive Customer Engagement

In the past, utility customers were simply energy consumers, power flow was one way from generation to load, and demand was fairly predictable.  This situation has inverted, as consumers are… Read more »

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Top 10 Weather Events For 2014 | Part II

Top 10 Weather Events For 2014 The countdown of Schneider Electric’s Top 10 weather events for the year 2014 continues with with top 5. If you missed the first post of… 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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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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When to Expect Lake Effect Snow

Recording Breaking Snow A record breaking lake effect snow episode occurred across the Buffalo, New York Metropolitan Area on Monday, November 17th through Friday, November 21st.  Incredible totals of more… 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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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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Soaking Up the Sun: Advanced DMS and Weather Forecasting Make Renewables More Viable

Electric utilities are at a crossroads. New regulatory requirements and energy demands are placing an increased pressure on utilities to aggressively incorporate renewable sources into generation portfolios. In light of… 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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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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Water Management for Mining Operations: The big challenges and potential (technical) solutions

Over the last 3 years I was impressed to see an increase in mining congress and conferences focusing on water management. Water in mining is a key concern for operators, and… Read more »

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Conditions are Favorable for a Mild Hurricane Season in 2014 – Maybe

If it seems like we’ve seen more bad hurricanes and tropical storms in the U.S. in recent years than usual, it just that – a perception, not reality. So says… 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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Forecast Accuracy Helps Power Utility Weather the Storm – Literally

If you’re a power utility, you want to know what’s really going to happen with a predicted storm event, so your response crews and outage restoration teams can prepare responsibly for… Read more »

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 steps to optimize outdoor electrical installations

The outdoor electrical enclosures challenge Increasingly, electrical equipment is installed outdoors to be closer to where the action is taking place. Unfortunately, we have no control of the weather; therefore, the… 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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Climate Change and Its Effects Part One: Frequent Volatile Weather

In our previous blog series, we discussed the changing climate and various factors that could be affecting it, including human versus natural influences. The recent changes suggest a more volatile… Read more »

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Smart information now supporting aviation

Flight planners, dispatchers, and trackers have traditionally worked with flight hazard forecasts that are quite general in nature, such as ‘light’, or ‘moderate’ or ‘severe’ descriptions of turbulence or icing… 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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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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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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Municipal water and wastewater utilities find silver lining of drought

If you want to see how water scarcity could impact the future for water and wastewater utilities, look no further than California. This November, Golden State voters will decide on… Read more »

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Maybe your city needs information management instead of another highway?

For years, cities have attempted to alleviate traffic congestion by constructing more roads, tunnels and bridges.  Often, these very expensive capacity improvements created more problems than they solved – disjointed… Read more »

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Some figures about renewable energy

  Production factor of renewable energies Newspapers and the Net are full of reports about the installation of wind and solar farms, all over the world. Good news! The electricity… Read more »

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Wind Energy Shouldn’t Be Risky Energy

They’re big. Those huge wind turbines stand tall with their dynamic faces to the wind, challenging the planet to “bring it on.” They reflect highly advanced engineering and are monuments… Read more »

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