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Keep your renewables business operating at peak efficiency, maximising productivity and profit

Is the increasing volatility of the weather impacting your daily operations, output and bottom line?

When your renewables energy operations are affected by weather extremes, we offer solutions to keep your productivity and profits high.

Weatherzone Business, a DTN company, supplies precise weather intelligence to over 75% of the National Energy Market (NEM) participants and is the trusted provider for Australia’s Market Operator. 

We offer weather data and analytics to support all aspects of your renewables business, with a wide range of specialised services covering energy generation and weather forecasting, to site-specific severe weather alerting and historical reporting. 

OpticastTM

Weatherzone operates Opticast, an ultra-local forecasting system, independently proven to be the best performing of its type in Australia. Providing an unprecedented level of accuracy and precision, Opticast rapidly updates every 10 minutes, intelligently adapting to local observations, and corrects forecasts based on historical evidence. Wherever you are based, we can provide you with the most accurate nowcasting and forecasting data out to 14 days so that you can mitigate operational and safety risks, and plan to make the most of severe weather windows.

Solar Forecasting and Generation
Weatherzone partners with Solcast – the world leader in real-time actuals and rapid-update solar forecasts.
Utilising Solcast’s satellite fleet, sky-imagers and the SCADA data collected from your solar farm, you will acquire not only forecasting capability, but a precise picture of your actual yield and PR. Specifically built to ensure you meet the requirements of the AEMO and reduce your exposure to costly penalties.

Wind
Utilising Opticast’s data, we provide wind power generation, operational and severe weather forecasting to improve your planning and protect your valuable staff and assets. Utilise generation forecasts for individual wind farms, state level and the NEM at daily and hourly resolution.

Weatherzone’ Total Lightning Network ensures your wind farm is protected from severe storms by an alerting system that can be configured to your exact requirements, aligning with local site needs, procedures and legislation.

Hydropower
Using Opticast’s nowcasting and forecasting capabilities, you will have long-term outlook covering rainfall and extreme heat events out to 12 months. This can significantly improve your planning as you integrate the data with site-specific hydrological parameters.

With renewables making up more of Australia’s energy mix every year, we want to support your business to make informed critical decisions and improve your overall generation and safety.

Customise your weather data on Energyzone

Your weather data is customizable, site-specific and delivered via Energyzone, our easy to visualize dashboard.

You will have access to over 30 parameters that can guide your generation, planning and risk management. Whatever weather intelligence you need to keep your enterprise performing at its peak, we can provide, along with IT analytical support.

We are there for you:rain, hail or shine.

Industry Leading Forecasting Accuracy

Opticast™ provides high resolution, rapid-update now-casting and forecasting data helping you to financially plan and guide your operations effectively day to day.

Severe Weather Alerting

Our Total Lightning Network provides precise local alerting in severe weather – delivered to any device across your network – buying time to keep you, your team and assets safe.

Bespoke Meteorological Briefings

Speak to an accredited meteorologist to gain in-depth understanding of the impact and risk of forecasting, specific to your business and planning.

We don’t do status quo

We thrive on challenge, next-generation science and customised service and are dedicated to helping you remain productive despite weather challenges.

With the weather deeply affecting your operations, from risk assessment, generation, safety and maintenance scheduling, we offer you intuitive solutions to mitigate risk and keep you operating at peak profitability and productivity.

We work to bring you full situational awareness so you can improve planning and maximise your profits.

The brightest minds to help light the way.

Latest news

Satisfy your weather obsession with these news headlines from around the nation, and the world.

Tropical Cyclone likely in Coral Sea this week

  A tropical cyclone is likely to track over the Coral Sea this week and may move closer to Australia’s east coast at some stage next week.   The satellite image below show a tropical low sitting over the Solomon Sea on Monday afternoon. This low is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone on Tuesday. […]

Massive heatwave to scorch a third of the country

  Our capital cities should dodge the worst of it, but the first heatwave of the 2023/24 summer will affect huge parts of the country this week, having already warmed up parts of WA over the weekend. The pink zone on the map below shows areas that can expect maximum temperatures of 44°C or higher […]

2023 set to be Earth’s warmest year on record

  Global climate records have been shattered in 2023, with temperatures in the atmosphere and ocean at the warmest levels ever observed, according to a new report.  The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a provisional State of the Global Climate report on November 30 to coincide with the start of the COP28 United Nations Climate […]

40 million lightning strikes over Australian regions in November

  November 2023 was a prolific month for thunderstorms in Australia, with 40.5 million lightning strikes detected over the Australian region in the last 30 days. Late-spring is typically a stormy time of year in Australia due to an abundance of warm air, moisture and atmospheric instability. But even by these typically stormy standards, November […]