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Partnership integrates capabilities of Google Cloud into Noteworthy’s software WESTPORT, CT, December 9, 2020 — Noteworthy AI, AI-Powered Asset Inspection for Electric Utilities, today announced that it has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program as an authorized Build partner, giving its customers the ability to leverage Google Cloud’s artificial intelligence, security and resiliency…

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Asset Inspection - Manual Review Every utility is required to inspect their transmission and distribution system. Some utilities do annual inspections (mainly for high risk areas), while others will inspect their entire grid over 3-5 years. Combined, U.S. utilities have 200,000 miles of transmission lines, 1.2 million transmission poles, 5.5 million miles of distribution lines, and 186 million…

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RR Formula It is a common misconception that utilities make money by selling more electricity - after all, most utility bills are based on kWh used. In reality, utilities are authorized annual “revenue requirements” by regulators, which for simplicity’s sake, is based on their rate base (capital additions) multiplied by an authorized rate of return, plus expenses (in Operations & Maintenance…

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Utility Territories Map Utilities often find it difficult to accurately track their assets because of two reasons. First, utilities have widespread territories - often spanning thousands, tens of thousands, or even over a hundred thousand square miles. Second, the grid is dynamic - assets move, equipment is replaced or upgraded, vegetation grows into assets, and winds and storms can quickly change…

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Billion Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Over the past week, more than 12,000 lightning strikes have hit northern California, sparking hundreds of wildfires and burning over 1.1 million acres of land. Two of the largest fires - the SCU and LNU Lightning Complexes - are the 2nd and 3rd largest in California’s history, respectively. On the storm front, Tropical Storm Marco is the 13th named…

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Hurricane Isaias struck the east coast on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, leaving over 2 million customers without power across NY, NJ and CT. A week later, over tens of thousands of customers are still without power. After Isais, NOAA predicts 4 to 10 more named storms for the remainder of 2020. Simultaneously, on the west coast, wildfire season is just beginning. Extreme heat, dry vegetation and high…

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