Revenue Generation for WeaClim Solutions Private Limited

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy, particularly wind and solar energy, is a rapidly growing sector world  over. This growth in renewables presents a long-term opportunity for WeaClim Solutions  Pvt Ltd, since accurate forecasts for winds, temperature and cloudiness are essential for  independent power producers to predict daily feed-ins to the national grid. While the exact  commitments, accuracy, requirements and financial ramifications differ from one offtake  contract to the next – i.e. between different markets – there is generally a requirement to  forecast power output. Over-supply is usually not purchased by the national energy  company, and under-supply is often penalized. Accurate forecasts of wind and insolation  are therefore of great financial importance to an independent power producer and this  company has developed tools to excel in generating such predictions.


The effects of climate change – including increased temperatures and shifting  precipitation patterns – have an adverse effect on forests. Indirectly, these effects can  result in long periods of drought, thereby increasing the risk of wildfires and disease  outbreaks. Such changes in climate affect species of trees and animals that have only  responses to these changes. In addition, extreme weather events – such as intense  rainfall and hurricanes – can severely damage plantations, equipment, and infrastructure.  Obtaining timely weather information can therefore help private forest owners improve their short- and long-term decision-making to prevent economic losses. There is a need  for intermediaries to receive climate and weather information climate and weather  providers and interpret it for forest landowners. The factors that dictate their information  needs include seasonal drought, fire, long-term shifts in weather patterns and storms.


An increase in the frequency and severity of adverse weather events and natural  disasters are threatening the lives of inland and marine fishermen. The types of disasters  that affect the fishing industry include natural disasters such as storms, cyclones with  associated flooding and tidal surges. Catastrophic phenomenon like tsunamis,  earthquakes, droughts, floods, and landslides affect the fisheries adversely. Indirectly,  severe weather can affect the fisheries infrastructure harbours, thereby damaging  equipment, landing sites and processing facilities. Effects of climate change – including  sea-level rise and extreme weather events, such as floods and increased storm severity  will also affect productive coastal habitats that support fishing activities, fish farms and  income-generating assets. The frequency and intensity of these extreme weather events  are expected to increase because of climate change. Early warning provided by the  modules created by WeaClim Solutions Pvt Ltd will mitigate the adverse effects of such  climate and weather phenomenon.


Agriculture is an important sector of Indian economy as it contributes about 17% to the  total GDP and provides employment to over 60% of the population. Its productivity most  sensitive to climate and weather. Indeed, climate and weather-related events often lead  to considerable crop losses and have been identified as a major barrier for smallholder  farmers in developing countries. Considering that ~75% of the rural population in India  depends on agricultural activities for their livelihoods, damage to crops has considerable  implications for these individuals. Not only do smaller crop yields decrease farmer’s  income and food security, they also reduce the willingness of farmers to invest in  agricultural inputs – including equipment that is more efficient and better quality seeds.  This ultimately limits productivity and the opportunity to improve livelihoods. Agricultural  sector has been recognised by economists and politicians as a driver for economic  development in India, with the greatest potential to reduce inequality and poverty.  Improved provision and dissemination of weather information to farmers is therefore  necessary to increase productivity and improve livelihoods. WeaClim Solutions Pvt Ltd  specializes in generating the information for farmers pertaining to onset of seasonal  rainfall, expected total rainfall, end of the raining season and probability of extreme  weather events that will increase their efficiency in the sowing, planting and harvesting of  crops.


Mining industry is of substantial economic importance. In India over 1.1 million people are  employed in mining industry with close to 2500 private companies and 300 public 

enterprises contributing to 16% of India’s export. Extreme weather events can have  adverse effects on the mining production process. For example, high temperatures can  result in the expansion of metals and affect the use of machinery, as well as reduced staff  productivity. In addition, heavy rains result in temporary flooding that results mine  closures and reduced road access. Open cast mine walls are particularly vulnerable to  heavy rains as they are easily weakened by water and – coupled with seismic activity – this water can potentially trigger a mine collapse. Moreover, these extreme weather  events have an adverse impact on mines’ revenue generation. For example, in Australia,  the 2010/2011 floods in Queensland restricted the production of 80% of mines, resulting  in a production loss of AU$2 million. To prevent loss and damage, it is therefore important  that mine operators are forewarned of unusual weather patterns – such as intense rainfall  – to take the necessary precautions well in time.


Transport sector relies on the use of roads and railways throughout the year. The  reliability of this infrastructure can be affected by adverse weather, which can damage  structures and threaten human lives. Roads and railways can be engineered to limit  damage from extreme weather events. Accurate and timely information on climate and  weather is important not only minimise damage to transport infrastructure but also to  protect human lives from hazardous weather. Since transport of goods is largely  undertaken via road networks. Potentially hazardous weather conditions that can affect  these roads are strong winds, heavy rainfall and intense heat. In addition to terrestrial  transport, marine transport, shipping and port development operations require specific  meteorological services. This information can be structured through the numerical models  to cater to specific requirements of transportation and communication by the company.


Weather-related costs for the aviation sector – including accident damage, injuries, delays  and unexpected operating costs. Weather-related factors therefore have considerable  cost implications, both for airlines and their clients. Most weather events occur below  5,000 metres above sea level – the airspace that commercial and private airlines use  when undertaking the riskiest components of flight, i.e. ascending or descending.  Weather events can therefore be a main contributing factor in aviation accidents.  Providing accurate and timely information on weather conditions is therefore important in  promoting private and commercial flight safety. To obtain specific information on a flight  route to an airport or airstrip, a pilot needs tailored weather information. There are several  types of weather data that the flights need. WeaClim Solutions Pvt Ltd will deliver weather  information in tailored packages for pilots that will include weather synopsis, sky  conditions, visibility, and general weather conditions along the flight path. In addition,  tailored packages will include prediction on aviation weather hazards like Icing, Clear Air  Turbulence, Significant weather conditions, altimeter settings, cloud tops, wind speed and  direction, temperature, and precipitation.


Shipping businesses and their crews understand first-hand the impacts of adverse  weather in their quest to deliver their cargoes on time and with maximum safety and fuel  efficiency. Weather is a key aspect in planning the best route and preparing for the  conditions likely to be experienced enroute and at destination ports. A high resolution,  reliable weather forecast service with hazard warning and emergency response facilities.  WeaClim Solutions Pvt Ltd will provide optimised vessel routing and marine forecast  guidance to assist vessel operators and fleet managers to make informed decisions and  help them increase safety and efficiency throughout each voyage. This includes weather  advisories and briefings, updated weather predictions based on vessel position and  speed, route optimization based on weather avoidance, fuel efficiency or arrival time and  specialist guidance including fatigue and motion forecasting can also be established for  specific vessels 


Tourism is a rapidly growing industry and relies intrinsically on overall climate conditions  to attract visitors. Moreover, climate and weather conditions have a strong influence on  the operation of tourism businesses. Particularly, tourists coming from temperate regions  prefer favourable weather conditions, such as limited rainfall, absence of strong winds  and comfortable temperatures. In the short-term, tourists and tourism businesses are  likely to be affected by weather conditions, such as rainfall, storms and changing  temperatures. Receiving accurate and timely weather forecasts will therefore assist  tourists and tourism businesses to anticipate and adapt to the changes in weather. 

Event Management

Conducive weather conditions is the main ingredient to successful conduct of events by  their managers in the activities ranging from cultural, sports, festivals, political rallies etc.  Selection of right season and region for conduct of events with large audience and  spectator is the key for the event management companies. WeaClim will provide these  companies with the right inputs on weather and climate so that management of the events  is always a success. Event management companies are growing and becoming the most  promising customers for meteorological companies. 

Mobile Network Providers

Mobile phones are increasingly being used to disseminate information in a timely manner,  since the construction of cell phone towers has made this technology accessible to local  communities. Recognising the widespread availability of these mobile platforms private  weather companies are collaborating with mobile phone companies to provide information  about predicated weather conditions to local communities. However, in areas with diverse  topography, the weather conditions of two locations ~50 km apart may be considerably  different. Therefore, to provide an accurate forecast to local communities – and  particularly farmers – the mobile phone provider should aim to tailor information, specific  to the precise location of each farm. Mobile Network Providers (MNPs) have the technical  capacity to locate their subscribers using a triangulation method – which collects information about the location of three base stations closest to the user. This is particularly  useful for farmers in anticipation of severe weather events – such as storms and intense  rainfall – that can occur locally.

Cost of Climate and Weather Information

Revenue for the company will be generated by the cost of provisioning the climate and  weather information to the users. The charging rates will depend on operating and  administrative expenses incurred by the company. Rates at which the customers will be  paying for the generated climate and weather services will be structured and governed  as per the timeframe of requirement of product desired by the customers. The rates at  which each meteorological product provided to the consumers will be based on frequency and resolution of their requirement. The rates will be low for products that are coarser in  resolution low on its frequency of generation. The rates will increase as the resolution  gets finer and frequency of generation gets higher. The rates for regional (i.e. area  specific) forecast will be relatively lesser than the location specific forecast. These will be  a minimum number that customer will have to prescribe for. Climate and weather products  generated will be compared with the actual for its variation. WeaClim Solutions Pvt Ltd  will also fix a penalty on itself that will depend on the magnitude of variation. The company  will give a penalty for deviation in predicted parameters beyond a certain percentage. The  degree of variation from the actuals vis-à-vis the penalty will be as per the terms and  conditions between the company and the client. Broadly the charges of climate and  weather services for Long, Medium, Short and Very Short Range forecasts will be as  shown in numerical figures (in INR) shown in the Tables 1 & 2 at the end of this document.