Worried about how winter weather will impact your electricity? Good news, White River Valley Electric Cooperative is now capable of detecting weather-related issues before they arise. Our I.T. Department has hand-written software which takes wind and ice-related data to compute the probability of our lines being damaged by severe storms. This is a similar model to the Sperry-Piltz Ice Accumulation Index used by the National Weather Service but is tailored specifically for WRVEC members. This data allows WRVEC the opportunity to prepare appropriately for the immediate future – a surplus of maintenance and repair supplies are ordered and on-hand, as well as, increased on-call line crews. Our goal has always been to keep your lights on and this new weather-tracking software is just another tool that will aid in that reliability.
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