NB Power partners with IBM to develop OPRO, an AI powered system for Outage Prediction and Resource Optimization that uses machine learning to analyze historical storm data from IBM's 'The Weather Company'. The resulting mathematical model can predict the effects of coming weather on its grid.
"If we have even as little as a two or three days’ notice on these kinds of events and where they’re going to occur, we could pre-posture the system ...and reduce the number of outages that would be occurring. Changing the future, so to speak. And that is really enabled through this tool that we’re working with IBM." Explains Tony O'Hara. CTO & VP of Engineering, New Brunswick Power. #IBMClientVoices
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