Bergen, Norway, May 19, 2016 – StormGeo, a global provider of weather forecasting services decision support for weather sensitive operations, today announced the launch of GridWatch, the newest addition to its suite of weather forecasting services. StormGeo’s GridWatch planning service provides proactive impact forecasts that include the latest site-specific weather information, a 10 day threat identification outlook and live lightning visualization. GridWatch helps electric- and telecom grid operators to plan for and proactively respond to weather events, resulting in less downtime and reduced costs.
Using sophisticated models and the expertise of in-house meteorologists, StormGeo’s GridWatch provides accurate and actionable weather insight to assist decision makers on ensuring that the electricity power system is available and reliable at all times. The service can be accessed online via StormGeo’s customer portal and includes live access to meteorologists as well as portal alerts.
According to StormGeo’s Chief Executive Officer, Kent Zehetner, “Grid disturbances and power outages are often caused by weather and can make a lasting impact on businesses and communities. In an effort to support energy and telecom companies to make proper preparations and responses, we created GridWatch so they can plan for outages, marshal the right response resources, and keep customers and employees safe.”
For more information about GridWatch, visit http://www.stormgeo.com/renewables/energyutilities/
StormGeo provides decision support for weather sensitive operations with services in Renewable Energy, Offshore Oil & Gas, Media, Aviation, Corporate Business Continuity and Shipping. The company helps its clients to safeguard people, assets and profits with products and services created by a team of meteorology, oceanography, and computer science experts. StormGeo is headquartered in Bergen, Norway and operates out of 24 offices in 16 countries with teams of meteorology experts’ available 24/7/365. StormGeo is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. Its majority shareholders are EQT and DNV GL.