Weather Intelligence

Battling the Northeast Blizzard With Intelligent Weather

The Northeast Blizzard brought record snow totals to the northeastern United States in February of 2013, with some areas receiving up to three feet of snow over a 46 hour… 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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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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Reliable Weather Forecasts Support Smart City Operations Decisions

Weather usually has the greatest external influence on the efficiency and performance of city infrastructure, from electrical distribution and traffic management to airport operations and public safety – which is… 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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‘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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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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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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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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To Play or Not to Play: Ensuring Athlete and Spectator Safety

Have you noticed this year’s extreme weather? It makes it even more important that sporting event officials understand the impact on players. Extreme weather not only impacts the decision 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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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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Under Increased Pressure to Speed Restoration?

If you are under growing pressure to speed power restoration, you are not alone. An increase in high-profile weather events, aging infrastructure, and customer expectations is creating a “perfect storm”… Read more »

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

The evolution of weather intelligence In our previous blog in this three-part series, we examined specific kinds of weather data and how they can be used to help organizations improve… Read more »

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Climate Change and Its Effects Part Three: Why Integrating Weather Forecasting is so Important?

In our previous blog post, we discussed flooding trends and frequencies and how public safety officials can be prepared for potential floods. In our final post that wraps up this… 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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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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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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Reliable Weather Forecasts Support Smart City Operations Decisions

Weather usually has the greatest external influence on the efficiency and performance of city infrastructure, from electrical distribution and traffic management to airport operations and public safety – which is… Read more »

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Under Increased Pressure to Speed Restoration?

If you are under growing pressure to speed power restoration, you are not alone. An increase in high-profile weather events, aging infrastructure, and customer expectations is creating a “perfect storm”… 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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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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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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[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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