Minnesota Power Deploys Smart Wires to Optimize its Grid and Save Customers Money
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Minnesota Power and Smart Wires announced today their partnership to deploy an innovative solution for optimizing the flow of power on the grid. Smart Wires is a leading provider of power flow control technology for transformation systems.
The first deployment of Smart Wires at Minnesota Power is intended to completed by the end of 2016 and will utilize Smart Wires PowerLine Guardian technology. Powerline Guardians are devices that are installed directly on existing power lines and essentially act as valves for electricity. They can be implemented to relieve heavily loaded power lines by pushing power onto other, underutilized lines in the grid. The devices can be controlled remotely by the grid operator or programmed to activate automatically, responding to real-time line conditions.
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