IBM to Help Utilities Cut Tree Trimming Budgets and Reduce Outages
IBM, February 6th, 2019
February 6, 2019,
Volume 251, Issue 1

IBM (NYSE: IBM) unveiled new technology to reduce power outages by helping energy companies predict where trees and other vegetation may threaten power lines. IBM worked with Oncor, the largest utility company in Texas and the fifth largest in the U.S., to develop a solution tailored for the energy and utility industry, to help improve operations and provide reliable electric service for millions of customers across the state.

The Weather Company Vegetation Management - Predict is built on IBM PAIRS Geoscope, a groundbreaking technology developed by IBM Research. The system quickly processes massive, complex geospatial and time-based datasets collected by satellites, drones, aerial flights, millions of IoT sensors and weather models.

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