Indji Systems, an environmental threat-monitoring and alerting provider for the energy sector, has launched an hour-by-hour forecast lightning for its new “Plan of Day” dashboard. The intuitive display provides a continuously updated view of weather threats that could impact project safety and disrupt the maintenance plans at a wind or solar farm.
“The release of the new dynamic Plan of Day dashboard is an exciting advancement for our Indji Watch service,” said Adam Hender, CEO Indji Systems. “Plan of Day leverages our patented, monitoring method and incorporates forecasts for several critical threats including lightning.”
Indji Systems uses NOAA high-resolution weather models to produce hourly updating forecasts for lightning for the upcoming 18 hours. The hour-by-hour forecast factors in current atmospheric conditions, including radar and lightning data, and blends them with forecast conditions to provide their clients a view into the future.
The forecasts leverage the company’s U.S. Patent 10,089,854 by communicating to the customer when lightning is forecast to enter client defined distance zones. The zones are modeled to monitor the entire asset, providing a truer picture of the lightning threat.
These forecasts will enable renewable energy professionals to make more accurate, informed decisions about maintenance scheduling and bring another level of safety awareness and preparedness to their growing employee and contractor base.
“Our renewable farm customers will see benefits in improved safety for maintenance crews and more effective planning for operations activity impacted by weather,” added Hender. “It is rewarding to see such great outcomes from Indji System’s continued investment in research and development.”