The Weather Solutions team and their partners from Meralco during the latter’s visit to the Aboitiz Innovation Lab, NAC Tower, Bonifacio Global City.
The Weather Solutions team and their partners from Meralco during the latter’s visit to the Aboitiz Innovation Lab, NAC Tower, Bonifacio Global City.

Social Enterprise

Meralco taps Weather Solutions for critical weather data

Jam Salazar | August 10, 2018

Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), the country’s largest private sector electric distribution utility company, recently signed a subscription agreement with Aboitiz social enterprise Weather Solutions, Inc. for access to weather data in critical service areas.

The weather data that could help in forecasting electricity demand, include historical, near real-time, and forecast for each of the identified areas.

The team from Meralco meet with Aboitiz Foundation President Susan Valdez while visiting the a.Lab
The team from Meralco meet with Aboitiz Foundation President Susan Valdez while visiting the a.Lab

Localized weather information is one of the breakthrough products of Weather Solutions and this proved to be critical in forecasting electricity demand. With more than 800 automated weather stations deployed, Weather Solutions is able to provide hyperlocal weather at any point in the country.

We are advocating for businesses to start considering and using weather analytics in their operations. As we progress in this engagement, we will be looking for more ways and innovations to improve current practices of our partners.

–Jojo Z. Marasigan
President
Weather Solutions

Vagaries in weather could affect electricity supply and demand, which in turn can drive pricing. With forecast coming from global weather models and the availability of its in-house meteorologists, accurate forecast can now be made available to utility companies as well as to other industries affected by weather.