Apr 2013
Electricity Transmission
Weather Observation Network Review and Trial
Apr 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
There is a widespread and overlapping requirement for weather information. The project will examine the use of observations in transmission operations and asset management, and resilience to severe weather as it is collected. It will complement the current system and will establish whether enhanced provision of data delivers benefits in practice and will highlight relevant issues with equipment. The project will deliver high quality observation using up-to-date technology, to be accessible live data as it becomes available.
This programme of work is concerned with mitigation of the impacts of severe weather events. This is being achieved by assessing technology that will enhance National Grid's preparedness for flooding events and developing better weather observation techniques.