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Rapidly predict and respond to weather-caused power outages

The connection between weather and power outages has long been a problem for utilities. Restoring distribution system outages is a major operational cost in adverse weather. If a power outage occurs, utilities have a small window of time to restore power before customers get upset and regulators seek answers.

Outage Prediction, within the Environmental Intelligence Suite, is an automated, customizable cloud-based solution that uses weather data and forecasting expertise with client data sets to develop machine-learning predictive models that help utility companies proactively prepare their response to weather events, improve restoration times and boost customer and regulatory satisfaction.

Benefits of Outage Prediction

Enhance customer experience

Proactively inform your customers of potential storm outages and the estimated response time based on outage predictions.

Reduce restoration times

Prepare and respond to power outages more effectively when severe weather strikes and restore your services faster by releasing crews sooner in the right location and at the right time.

Increase operational efficiency

More accurately predict the correct level of resources necessary prior to a storm to optimize costly mobilizations and maximize the use of your restoration resources.

Learn more about Outage Prediction

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Improving utility resilience

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Case studies

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Utilities: Énergie NB Power

Énergie NB Power is using Outage Prediction to give operations teams a head-start responding to extreme weather.

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Utilities: Hydro One

Hydro One is cutting restoration time after power outages in half with Outage Prediction.

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Energy: Omega Energy

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