Energy distributors and transmission operations

Transmission System Operators (TSOs) are perhaps the heaviest users of weather data, because the networks that require weather forecast information and guidance are so large and their operations so critically important to the businesses and communities they serve.

MetraWeather has extensive experience assisting energy distributors and transmission operations and tailoring a number of forecasts to best address particular needs and operational objectives.

While energy generators and retailers are mostly interested in their own customers, generally located in particular regions, TSOs are concerned with transmitting energy around whole countries and often into and out of that country. That means they need to have a very good understanding of both generation capability and demand as a consequence of the prevailing weather across entire continents, geographies and borders.

Temperature and wind speed are the key weather variables for TSOs, but cloud cover, rainfall and humidity are also significant factors. TSOs are also increasingly integrating ever-increasing volumes of renewables generation from wind farms and solar radiation which are of course also subject to weather conditions at any particular time.

In addition to accurate and reliable forecasts, MetraWeather is actively developing new tools and products to meet the needs of TSOs, including products that forecast demand in megawatts and probabilistic ranges for the MW forecasts with which to assess grid security.

MetraWeather’s solutions for energy distributors and transmission operations are backed by the combined power of 23 PhDs in Oceanography and Meteorology, more than 70 WMO-certified meteorologists working 24x7 across three continents, and over 150 years of operational delivery experience.

Contact us now to discuss weather solutions tailored to your particular needs.

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