SOURCE: WeatherBug

October 16, 2008 11:02 ET

WeatherBug® to Address Attendees at the 2008 Electric & Gas User Group Conference on the Economic Impact of Severe Weather on Utility Operations

INDIAN WELLS, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) -

WHAT:   John Bosse, Meteorologist and Director of Energy Services at
        WeatherBug® Professional, will provide real-world examples of how
        utility companies are integrating live spatial weather data into
        existing GIS platforms to improve outage management planning and
        enhance preparation, recovery, and outage forecasts for utility
        owners, operators, and users.
WHEN:   Hosted by ESRI, the 2008 Electric & Gas User Group (EGUG)
        Conference brings together industry experts to explore how GIS
        innovation is helping utilities worldwide address today's trends
        and challenges.

        John Bosse's session, "Severe Weather and the Impact on Utility
        Operations," will take place at 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m., Wednesday,
        October 22, 2008 in the Kachina Room, Hyatt Grand Champions Resort,
        44-600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, Calif.

WHY:    Without localized and timely weather data, utility companies risk
        significant impact to their bottom line. WeatherBug Professional's
        goal is to provide key guidance for the utility industry so they
        can prepare and protect linemen, employees, customers, and
        communities before severe weather strikes while minimizing their
        economic impact and improving long term planning.

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