Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN

In 2009, joined a consortium of utilities within NEETRAC (the Smart Wire Focus Initiative or SWFI group) and become one of the first utilities to develop the first requirements of the Distributed Series Reactor, the predecessor to the PowerLine Guardian® manufactured by Smart Wires today. Collaborating closely, Smart Wires and TVA successfully completed the installation of 100 PowerLine Guardian units in October of 2012, which is the first field deployment of PowerLine Guardian technology.

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“We can get in and get out quickly and install these units.  Downtime is minimal.”

DeJim Lowe Senior Manager of Grid Modernization
Tennessee Valley Authority

“This is the kind of advance that can put ‘smart’ into the electric grid and give us a level of control we haven’t had before.”

Rob ManningChief Energy Delivery Officer and EVP
Tennessee Valley Authority

“The number of challenges that transmission system owners must meet increases every year. We are asked to improve grid reliability, facilitate efficient electricity markets and integrate with renewables. We think this technology may help us do that.”

Rob ManningChief Energy Delivery Officer and EVP
Tennessee Valley Authority