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Alabama Power, Baron Institute team up to improve state’s weather data, electric system reliability

| May 31, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

By: Chuck Chandler

As another hurricane season approaches, a partnership between Alabama Power and Baron Critical Weather Institute is aimed at gathering important weather data statewide to increase electric system safety, reliability and resiliency after storms.

Baron Weather founder, President and CEO Bob Baron approached leaders of the state’s largest utility last year about using its facilities for mounting high-definition cameras and sensors that will improve his “Weathernet.” The nonprofit institute was founded in 2018 to provide world-class instrumentation in support of public safety, education and economic development.

“He has a wonderful technology that needed height, power and connectivity, and Alabama Power has infrastructure in place to provide all of those things,” said Alabama Power’s Meredith Morgan, a senior engineer in Power Delivery Data Analytics and Innovation.

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