Minnesota Power, Duluth, MN

Minnesota Power deployed PowerLine Guardians on their 115 kV system at the end of 2016. This is the first stage of a two stage project, with a larger deployment of PowerLine Guardians planned for later this year. This solution is helping Minnesota Power to optimize the use of its existing infrastructure, enabling them to improve the overall utilization of our assets and to save their customers money by deferring the need for costly transmission upgrades.

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“With Smart Wires we are able to optimize the use of our existing infrastructure, enabling us to improve the overall utilization of our assets and to save our customers money by deferring the need for costly transmission upgrades. These innovative solutions fit seamlessly into our Energy Forward strategy to create a smarter, stronger, cleaner energy future while efficiently delivering the safe and reliable power our customers rely upon.”

Al HodnikChairman, CEO and President
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Minnesota Power installs Smart Wires PowerLine Guardian® technology on a 115 kV line in Little Falls, MN.