Tony O'Hara, CTO & VP of Engineering, NB Power

How AI can minimize storm effects on the electrical grid

Written by Tony O'Hara | AI/Watson, Energy & Utilities, The Weather Company

Climate scientists believe we’re in for weather of increasing intensity—a situation that can severely challenge electric utilities. In order to minimize damage and quickly restore power after a storm, the industry must improve its ability to prepare for weather related outages. As an example of the impact, in January of 2017, my company, NB Power more