TWC acquisition perfect complement to IBM’s Deep Thunder
Editor’s note: This article is by Lloyd Treinish, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Chief Scientist -- Environmental Modelling, Weather and Deep Thunder, IBM Research
Blue skies. Not just a perfect day for a picnic. But it’s also the term utilities use to describe a grid that’s perfectly balanced with energy from solar, wind, and other sources, or free of disruptions from a storm. With IBM’s acquisition of The Weather Company closing last month, utility companies could soon use TWC’s size, scale and expertise, and my team’s Deep Thunder precision forecasting, to predict those blue skies – and what they can do to rebalance their loads for days that aren’t so perfect. And that’s just one industry example.