Indji Watch Utility Edition

 175,495 miles of transmission lines monitored by Indji Watch. Jan 2019 

Transmission Operators make critical decisions in real time—decisions with cascading effects throughout the company and service territory. Environmental conditions are a major factor which impact these decisions. We believe a utility should be alerted to these threats based on real-time weather and other natural hazards (wild fires, earthquakes and flooding) - data that directly impact their lines, feeders, substations and generation facilities. Indji Watch monitors all natural hazards and automatically alerts your business when your transmission lines, substations and other assets are threatened. We continually keep your business aware of threats and hazards with our online real-time interactive maps. 

Advanced Warning For Better Decisions

Indji Watch is the only solution that can monitor a full spectrum of hazards including: lightning, high winds, wildfires, temperature extremes, ice accumulation, floods, earthquakes and much more, and then alert you in real-time to those that will impact your assets.

Our highly detailed maps show current threats in relation to each asset, not just weather on a map, and our Asset Threat Window provides a dynamic view of each of your assets, the type of threat and distance to your asset. You choose the hazard warnings you want to see that are critical to your business. The threat window is easily sortable, allowing you to focus on a specific asset or threat type, helping you to adjust loads when necessary and avoid outages.

We can also send you email or text notifications when new threats appear so you and your team in the field have the right information to make informed decisions and stay safe. Receive only the asset threat alerts that are important to you based on customized monitoring rules that you define.

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Weather Insights

Need reliable forecast data for daily and weekly maintenance planning, or knowing when to pull your team out of the field? Indji Watch gives you the ability to set extreme temperature and wind thresholds and alert your team if these thresholds are going to be exceeded in the next few hours or even 48 hours in advance. Indji Watch also uses cutting edge resources to allow you to view the upcoming eight hours of forecast radar data overlaid on a map with your assets using the advanced High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model from NOAA. Additionally, our Forecast Summary will provide you with a seven-day forecast of multiple weather parameters including temperature, precipitation, wind gusts and ice accumulation among others. This can be viewed daily or hourly for the seven-day time period. The weather forecast is updated hourly using the latest weather observations, radar data and model information so you can confidently schedule maintenance and repairs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Out of the Blue

Lightning strikes, including a bolt out of the blue which occurs far away from the parent thunderstorm, can cause a fault on a line, damage equipment and injure operators working on a line. Having a good situational awareness tool when a lightning event is happening in real-time will allow you to see the impact of the event on your assets, giving you an early assessment of the severity of the event.

Indji Systems partners with Vaisala, who owns the National Lightning Detection Network, to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date storm and lightning data.  The location accuracy has improved over the years and now plotting of the strikes can be accurate to within 100-150 meters, helping pinpoint fault locations quickly, determine if a line can be safely reclosed, thereby preventing potential equipment damage and more efficiently schedule your outage response teams.

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Wildfire Data You Can Use

Wildfires can be devastating for utility assets, not only damaging them, but completely destroying them. Indji Watch is the only solution that combines wildfire data from multiple sources including satellites, local, nationwide, private and governmental agencies, and alerts you to wildfires threatening your assets.

With Indji Watch, you not only receive threat alerts based on a proximity you choose, but we also provide data on the size of the fire, containment and the distance the fire is from each of your lines, substations and transformers. Automated alerts will update from early indicators like satellite hotspots and current smoke plumes as frequently as every five minutes, and update on changes in the fire status as soon as responding agencies report updates in size, areas of impact and containment.

Combined with wind, precipitation and other forecast data, Indji Watch arms you with real-time information to make informed decisions regarding wildfire threats.

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No More Guesswork

Do you have a line down?  Was it caused by lightning? Know immediately with the Indji Watch advanced lightning forensic tools. The Lightning Fault Analyst from Indji Watch is the only solution on the market that can not only tell you if there was lightning near your lines or sub-stations but can also tell you the distance between where the strike occurred and your asset. The Lightning Fault Analyst will also give you the strength, or amplitude in kiloamps (kA), of the lightning strike and what time the strike occurred.

 

The Lightning Fault Analyst makes it easy to quickly correlate if lightning occurred near your sub-station or line at the time a fault was identified, so you can save time directing maintenance crews to a specific location, instead of manually searching for the strike location.

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Data You Can Trust

The Indji Watch solution partners with and provides data from the most trusted and highly reliable sources to provide you with the most accurate real-time weather, weather related events and forecasts.

Our lightning partner Vaisala's U.S. National Lightning Detection Network® (NLDN) is the most scientifically accurate and reliable lightning information system, monitoring cloud-to-ground lightning activity across the continental United States and Canada. Vaisala's Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 service provides real-time lightning data for accurate and early detection and tracking of severe weather generated by a world-wide lightning detection sensor network.

 

Global Weather Corporation forecasts and models use proprietary technology to deliver real-time weather forecasts and model data based on core technologies developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and has been proven to deliver the highest level of accuracy.

 

NOAA provides the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR), a real-time 3-km resolution, hourly updated, cloud-resolving, convection-allowing atmospheric model which Indji Watch uses for forecasting critical hazard potential across the US.

 

BLIDS, the lightning information service of Siemens, owns and operates a precision lightning detection network across western Europe. Their network operates using the Vaisala hardware. BLIDS uses more than 155 connected measuring stations in Europe and is accurate up to 100 m.

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