Utilities, Power Outages, Hurricanes, Winter Storm, Weather

Utilities, Power Outages

Weather Is The Culprit And Solution For Power Outages

Weather is the culprit and solution for power outages

7/27/2021 10:56:00 PM

Weather is the culprit and solution for power outages

Interestingly, while weather is the leading cause of power outages in the United States, it is weather—or rather the application of weather analytics – that will help the utility sector better prepare and respond to disruptive weather events.

Interestingly, while weather is the leading cause of power outages in the United States, it is weather—or rather the application of weather analytics – that will help the utility sector better prepare and respond to disruptive weather events. 

SpaceX capsule returns four civilians from orbit, capping off first tourism mission Trailblazing tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown US Border Patrol hires civilians to free up agents for field

There are two things at play with recent utility outages. First are the phenomena of extreme weather events. We are used to power outages caused by winter weather. Frigid temperatures and heavy precipitation cause ice and snow buildup bringing down overhead lines and nearby tree branches that would fall on power structures. But now utilities are battling extreme temperatures, increased flooding events, more frequent and intense wildfires, and a more active tropical storm season to keep reliable service delivery to their customers.

Ahead of any forecasted weather risk, utilities must make decisions on when to secure and mobilize outside contractors, optimize staffing for call centers and command posts, pre-position crews and materials in the areas expected to be hardest hit, and restore services as quickly as possible. If utility companies underestimate the risks, then it does not have the resources available for an adequate response. This problem is exacerbated when there are multiple states competing for the same outside contractors to help restore power. This was the case for  headtopics.com

Tropical Storm Isaias, which left more than 2 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine.Since then, utilities may be compelled to overprepare by bringing in extra crews or pre-staging multiple command centers. While this addresses the concern for prolonged outages, it is a great expense for the utilities and their customers, and not a sustainable solution.

Read more: Forbes »

Gavin Newsom holds onto his job as California governor, CNN projects

California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has defeated the effort to remove him from office, according to a projection from the CNN Decision Desk, capping off a recall effort that was born in partisan anger over his pandemic response but ended with a vote of confidence in his strategy to combat it.

At least 120K customers left without power after tornadoes spin through Detroit areaOver 120K Michigan customers are without power Sunday after the National Weather Service said tornadoes struck near Detroit and Flint on Saturday.

Stormy Pattern Continues for Northern Tier - Videos from The Weather Channel | weather.comMore strong to severe storms could hit the nation's northern tier through midweek. Here's the latest on what to expect: Be aware, something unusual is going on with earthquake patterns worldwide. There's a peculiar pattern getting more noticeable with each passing month. Plates are getting blocked. Media/govt seem to be hiding something huge happening with the Earth.

Cooldown Coming to the Northeast Next Week - Videos from The Weather Channel | weather.comMeteorologist Domenica Davis has the full forecast. - Videos from The Weather Channel | weather.com Hate that heat man. 504_dr South-east Summers over..

‎Weather Insider: More rounds of storms coming for the Northeast on Apple PodcastsRounds of storms are due for the Northeast. ⛈ AccuRayno has the details on today's ‘ Weather Insider’ Accu Weather Pod🎙 Listen at the links below ⬇️ Apple Podcasts: Spotify: Web:

Scorching temperatures and an incoming tropical storm the latest obstacles for Tokyo OlympicsScorching temperatures and an incoming tropical storm are the latest factors concerning athletes and Olympic organizers at the already problem-plagued summer games. Suck it up Buttercup! Sorry. I tried to tell everyone it was preventable but they didn't listen.

Rain creeps into Southern California with surprise late-July showers: 'This is unusual'Flash flooding and thunderstorms are possible throughout the Southland on Monday, the National Weather Service said. Because why not? A light sprinkle and we need heavy storms to alleviate this drought. Hopefully we’ll see more of that in the winter May not be manna from Heaven but at least some relief Keep on praying or using the Law of Attraction rather have more water 💦 than sunny days at the beach