VELCO Using New Weather Forecasting Technology

Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) member VELCO (Vermont Electric Power Company) is using a new weather forecasting tool. VELCO manages the transmission of electrical energy throughout Vermont. This technology "Deep Thunder" was developed in partnership with IBM and can predict VT weather events using a forecasting model that focuses on just one square kilometer of area at a time. In addition to storm forecasts, this tool can also predict solar and wind activity. This is the most specific commercial forecasting tool in use today.