Brenda Kelly

VP, Strategic Communications
VP Strategic Communications, AER

AER Recognized by Northrop Grumman for Supplier Excellence

By Brenda Kelly
December 19, 2013

AER has received a highly coveted Supplier Excellence Award from Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Information Systems (NGIS) sector for technical innovation and quality products and services. AER was recognized for its work on the System Engineering Maintenance and Sustainment (SEMS) II program at the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency, the largest supplier of terrestrial and space weather data for military users worldwide.

Climate Change Business Journal Awards AER for Renewable Power Innovations

By Brenda Kelly
March 6, 2013

AER will be awarded with the Business Achievement Award in the in low carbon and renewable power category at the 2012 Environmental Business Journal awards March 6-8, 2013.

Superstorm Sandy Assessment at Extreme Weather Risk Management Congress

By Brenda Kelly
January 23, 2013

Kyle Beatty joins 3 hurricane impact experts from Verisk Analytics in a special session at the Extreme Weather Insurance Risk Management Congress (EWRM) today in NYC “Superstorm Sandy Post Event Assessment: Assessing The Optimal Decision Making Tools For Managing Catastrophic Weather Events: Addressing Weather Prediction, Modeling Challenges, Claims Analysis And Impact Estimates.”

Joy Rohde discusses Solar Storms effects on electricity distribution insurers

By Brenda Kelly
June 26, 2012

Joy Rohde, Director of Market Strategy at AER, presents "Solar Storms: Protecting Against the Sun's 'Dark Side'" at The MEARIE Conference 2012 in Minett, Ontario at 8:35am on Wednesday, June 27th. The MEARIE Group is the only Canadian insurance supplier dedicated to the electricity distribution sector.

Cohen, Furtado research is 2nd most popular journal article this year

By Brenda Kelly
February 17, 2012

Scientific publisher IOP Publishing just congratulated AER that our research is the 2nd most downloaded article this year from IOP Journal! ‘Arctic warming, increasing snow cover and widespread boreal cooling’ by AER authors Dr. Judah Cohen, Dr. Jason Furtado and others, was published in January 2012, and in just 4 weeks is the second most downloaded paper from IOP Journal with 3,400 downloads plus media stories in 12 countries.

Telvent Launches Solar Forecasts, Powered by AER Solance, for Generators of Utility-Scale or Distributed Solar Power

By Brenda Kelly
February 6, 2012

Telvent GIT, S.A., announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) to provide the industry’s most advanced solar forecasts to generators and distributors of solar power. Telvent’s highly accurate solar irradiance forecasts — powered by AER™ Solance™ technology — incorporate cloud cover forecasts based on real-time satellite imagery, providing utilities with critical insights into fluctuations in supply.

NOAA and AER team to help insurance industry anticipate hail damage

By Brenda Kelly
September 7, 2011

Storm-related damage is a growing problem for insurance carriers and their customers, and can lead to increased costs. Now, new technology enables insurance carriers to proactively manage the effects of hail and wind on their business. Claims teams are employing RespondTM analysis service for natural hazards to improve customer service through faster cycle times and reduce loss adjustment expense within hours after a storm.

AER Renewable Energy Team Expands

By Brenda Kelly
May 23, 2011

AER adds capacity to help utilities and their solar and wind O&M service providers improve forecasts of renewable energy production and demand. Scott McClintock joins as director of relationship management serving utilities and renewable energy companies.

Our winter forecast accuracy and science highlighted in Andy Revkin's DotEarth blog

By Brenda Kelly
April 8, 2011

Andy Revkin highlights AER's winter season forecast skill plus the research behind the prediction in the post "The Far North and Wintry Weather" on his DotEarth blog for the New York Times today.

New Insight into Hail Damage and Questionable Claims

By Brenda Kelly
March 18, 2011

Insurers investigating questionable hail claims will learn insights from State Farm and AER on March 21, at the Insurance Fraud Management Conference. New weather analytics technology combined with policy locations provide faster, more accurate assessments of whether a hail storm damage claim should be approved or requires additional investigation.