Partnering for Power in Communities
- Mar 26, 2015
Electricity fuels our active lives. Helping to keep the power on in communities is why we’ve teamed with National Grid. As part of a major initiative, we are completing the installation of 55 WeatherBug Weather Stations throughout New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. These new stations, plus more than 200 others placed throughout the region at schools, town halls, emergency response centers, and other locations, report current weather conditions within communities.
This hyper-local, real-time weather data is then fed into ENcast, our advanced weather forecasting system, to generate pinpoint, accurate and reliable nowcasts to extended 15-day forecasts. These forecasts are then input into outage models that significantly improve National Grid’s ability to predict, monitor and respond to outages in a timely and efficient manner.