The GE company will now offer Climavision’s weather forecasting technology as part of its ADMS, Storm Assist, and Storm Readiness solutions to further strengthen weather intelligence
GE Digital has entered into a partnership with weather technology company Climavision with an objective to help electric utility customers enhance their ability in weather prediction and plan better for severe storm events.
Climavision makes use of high-resolution radar and satellites to increase the accuracy of weather forecasting.
GE Digital has been offering energy software to electric utilities which helps in planning, controlling, and optimising the electric grid across transmission and distribution for supporting a sustainable and intelligent energy network.
The company will now offer Climavision’s weather forecasting technology as part of its Advanced Distribution Management Solutions (ADMS), Storm Assist, and Storm Readiness solutions to further boost weather intelligence.
Climavision co-founder and CEO Chris Goode said: “Storm readiness for utilities is paramount for a reliable electrical grid, and traditional weather forecasts have long played an important role in that process.
“However, the velocity of the energy transition demands that we have better forecasts, particularly for renewable energy sources. Climavision’s platform will help GE Digital’s customers improve their ability to predict weather and mitigate weather-related impacts to the grid around the world.”
GE Digital will offer Climavision’s technology to its utility clients around the world.
The technology is expected to help the utility companies improve their predictions where severe weather conditions stress the grid and lead to outages to critical infrastructure.
GE Digital grid software general manager Jim Walsh said: “With the impact of climate change, it is critical electric utilities have an accurate and complete picture of current and forecasted weather anywhere in the world.
“Providing our customers with Climavision’s enhanced weather intelligence within their real-time control software helps utilities efficiently plan for events and safely and reliably deliver power.”