Utility Companies

Utility companies use wind data provided by Understory improve response to outages

Utility companies know that while demand  fluctuates on a daily, seasonal and annual basis, the main predictor of consumer demand is the weather. At Understory Weather, we are changing the future of how weather is understood and reported. Our ground-breaking network of weather sensors provide real-time weather data that utilities can use for up-to-the-minute demand forecasting.

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Understory delivers the most accurate wind data available, helping utilities mount an effective post-storm response. Because Understory’s network of sensors reside on the surface where it impacts customers; utilities can better serve their customer needs whether it’s more accurately predict how much energy they need to buy or sell or determining where they need to deploy outage response teams. This is called this ground-truth data and it’s revolutionizing the way utility companies do business.

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Better weather alerts with better data

Weather is hyper-local. Traditional weather satellites are needed to forecast broad patterns, which is why they’re about 35,000 km above the surface of our planet.  Radar measures what’s in the clouds but government data resolution is only at 10,000km. What matters to utility companies is what’s happening on the ground. Understory captures the densest data, going from broad observations over kilometers to precise observations down to 100 meters. Each of our sensors is taking 3000 measurements per second on everything from temperatures and heat index to wind speeds, rainfall, hail and much more. This hyper-local weather data and analytics does not exist anywhere else. Understory is a new way of knowing about the weather by knowing the true story under the clouds.

Find out how our weather monitoring network can revolutionize the way you respond to power outages. Contact our sales team at sales@understoryweather.com or call us at 608-416-7771 or requesting a demo.

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