Utility companies are no strangers to disruptions from severe weather. High winds can damage lines and knock out power for thousands of customers. Ice and snow can cause pipes to burst, leading to water shortages. And extreme heat can tax the gas system, causing service disruptions.
Most companies rely on a combination of disjointed systems and manual processes to react to hazardous conditions. But for Evergy, a utility company responsible for 1.6 million customers across Missouri and Kansas, a more reliable, centralized solution was a must.
Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, Evergy uses Tomorrow.io’s weather and climate security platform to stay ahead of weather—especially extreme conditions—across their entire service area. For Carol Baxter, Evergy’s Emergency Response Manager, this means constantly monitoring how incoming conditions could affect power access no matter the location.
“Having the weather intelligence to know where we might be seeing impactful weather is very beneficial. We really rely on Tomorrow.io to give us good forecast information so we can make intelligent decisions as to what we need to do when it comes to storm restoration. I can’t tell you how valuable it is to have accurate forecasts.”
Learn how Evergy uses Tomorrow.io’s weather intelligence technology to better prepare for outages and improve operational efficiency: