EirGrid, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

EirGrid, the Irish transmission system operator, trialed PowerLine Guardian technology on their 110 kV system in Waterford in 2015, and plan to do a full deployment by 2018. This will allow the utility to better utilize the capacity of existing lines and help reduce the need for future new infrastructure.

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The Power Router installed on a line in Kinnegad, Ireland

“Using new technologies that drive long-term value for customers is vital to the energy system of the future. The PowerLine Guardian™ is a simple concept that makes better use of spare capacity in parallel lines. EirGrid expects that working with Smart Wires and our partners will realize this potential. From this small start, I anticipate further collaboration with Smart Wires.”

Fintan SlyeCEO
EirGrid