Business Case for Harmonized Bidirectional and Cross-Domain Weather Exchange
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Business Case for Harmonized Bidirectional and Cross-Domain Weather Exchange

  • Weather data exchange standards
  • Economic benefits of harmonization
  • Beneficial for a broad range of smart grid stakeholders

Harmonizing exchange standards for weather data

Detailed knowledge of weather – current, historical, and forecasted – can provide the basis for smart grid stakeholders to optimize current and future operations and to mitigate disruption and damage from adverse weather events. Weather data comes from numerous sources and is of
varying detail and quality, and each source has its own information model and exchange standards. Having a more robust and harmonized weather exchange model would increase interoperability, improve data quality, reduce the cost of data acquisition, and allow more resources to be devoted to innovative uses of weather and forecast information by a range of smart grid stakeholders.

This white paper briefly reviews why harmonized weather standards would be economically beneficial for the smart grid community.

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