Weather Intelligence

Benefits of integrating geospatial weather data into applications – Part II

You can integrate weather data into geospatial applications with a couple different options: web map services and web feature services. Each option offers its own unique set of benefits. Whichever… Read more »

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Benefits of integrating geospatial weather data into applications – Part I

In recent times weather conditions, especially in the past year, have been much more volatile and severe.  It seems as if there is no “safe season,” as spring, summer, fall,… 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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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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2014/15 Winter Weather Outlook

If you don’t remember what the weather was like last winter, we don’t blame you. Most of us are trying to forget the brutally cold temperatures that lingered over much… Read more »

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Arming your Smart Utility for the Future

In a recent post I covered the new and increasing challenges presented by Distributed Generation (DG), Energy Storage (ES), Distributed Energy Resources (DER), and microgrids, as well as the benefits… Read more »

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Weather Risk Forecasting: Don’t Get Caught in a Blackout

As winter descends upon us, we must prepare for severe weather conditions. Harsh weather brings with it the potential for weather-related power outages, which can wreak havoc on power utility… 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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Recounting Hurricane Preparedness Tips as Arthur Threatens Fourth of July Plans

A little more than a month ago we published a blog post titled, “Conditions are Favorable for a Mild Hurricane Season in 2014 – Maybe.” I’m very glad now that… Read more »

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Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens to Rain on Your Parade – Is your Disaster Recovery plan ready for hurricane season?

As Tropical Storm Arthur churns off the coast of Florida and threatens to become a hurricane by the time it reaches the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it is a… 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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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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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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Forecasters Are Predicting Another Active Hurricane Season In 2013

The Eastern seaboard has taken a beating from hurricanes over the last two years. Will 2013 bring more of the same? In a recent webinar, Schneider Electric’s Chief Science Officer,… Read more »

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Enhanced Weather Information Integrated into Websites and Applications

Utilities need access to accurate weather forecasts, and for many utilities, being able to integrate that weather information into their existing systems is critical.  A utility doesn’t want the wrong… 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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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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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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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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Arming your Smart Utility for the Future

In a recent post I covered the new and increasing challenges presented by Distributed Generation (DG), Energy Storage (ES), Distributed Energy Resources (DER), and microgrids, as well as the benefits… Read more »

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Changing Climate: What Does It Mean? Part Two: The Reality of Changing Volatility

In our last post, we examined the difference between weather and climate, and looked at some of the natural and man-made causes of climate change. Top Schneider Electric meteorologists have… 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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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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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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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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Looking Back: More Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a variety of efforts are underway to minimize the impact of future catastrophic events. Those efforts over time are likely to… Read more »

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Benefits of integrating geospatial weather data into applications – Part II

You can integrate weather data into geospatial applications with a couple different options: web map services and web feature services. Each option offers its own unique set of benefits. Whichever… Read more »

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Changing Climate: What Does It Mean? Part Three: Changing Weather Volatility

In our previous post we talked about the changes in weather patterns our Schneider Electric meteorologists are observing in relation to climate change. To wrap up our series, we’ll look… Read more »

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A Pumping Operation That Is No “Big Easy”

When the majority of your city is below sea level and even minor rainfall can require activation of city pumps, you need to be prepared for rain. So it is… Read more »

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Weather: This Decade’s Geolocation – Part 2 of 3

In our previous blog in this three-part series, we examined how weather information is becoming this decade’s geolocation. In this installation, we will look at specific kinds of weather data… Read more »

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