PG&E and Smart Wires: Leveraging Innovation for a Clean Energy Future

Pacific Gas & Electric President Geisha Williams discusses innovation partnerships and references the collaboration between Smart Wires and her regulated transmission utility:

“And on the grid itself, we’re working with a company called Smart Wires to try out a plug-and-play control module that can be attached to our existing transmission and distribution lines, allowing operators to fine tune the amount of energy they carry, dialing it up and down in response to dynamic fluctuations in demand and supply. That offers the potential to integrate greater contributions from renewable resources, as well as adjust for shifts in load across the network which might otherwise require constructing power lines in new places — a far more costly alternative.”  Read the full article here »

Learn more about the collaboration between Smart Wires and Pacific Gas & Electric in their report on their first experience with the PowerLine Guardian:
Access the full report here »