INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS OF THE MINE-WEATHER SYSTEM
Weather forecast information form a critical component in both capacity planning and utilization as well as in demand projections.
The importance of the weather forecasts depends on different weather variables, weather thresholds and time periods.
Mine-Weather is an analytical database and visualization system designed to allow companies to probe the accuracy of the weather forecasts they use to plan their activities and preparedness in the case of changing weather conditions. Accuracy in weather forecasts is particularly important around threshold values of different weather parameters, which are deemed critical for strategic business continuity plans. The Mine-Weather application provides the means to conduct these types of insights.
While electric utilities are clearly an important sector for such a system, there are several industries that can benefit from a decision support system like Mine-Weather. This article discusses a number of these different industries and applications.