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Seeing Outages from New Heights

The Eversource Energy Center, our partnership with the University of Connecticut, has begun an exciting collaboration with scientists from NASA and the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Using satellite imagery of night time light and Eversource’s historical outage data, the goal of the project is to better detect and monitor a storm’s impact, as well as better prepare for the recovery of the electric grid after a large scale power outage. Using the satellite, which is orbiting 512 miles above the earth, our collaboration should help utility customers in the US and abroad to better monitor the extent of outages and provide guidance on the best plan for restoration. As part of this collaboration with NASA, our Center will seek federal funding for disaster response research involving satellite imagery.

Published: March 4, 2016

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