Smart Wires Inc.

Using advanced modular FACTS to increase flexibility of distribution networks and enable the connection of more distributed energy resources

UK Power Networks undertook the “Loadshare” project – an implementation of modular FACTS on the UK distribution network. This installation utilizes novel technology and a load-balancing algorithm to optimize loading on three parallel circuits and maximize network transfer capacity in real-time. It resolves network constraints, allows new DERs to connect and maximizes use of existing network without the need to pursue costly, time-intensive and disruptive system reinforcements.


Catherine Winning, Brendan Kelly

Increase transfer capacity, improve energy security, renewable integration, Modular FACTS