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Western Power and Smart Wires trial first power flow control project in Western Australia

We are delighted to announce the first trial installation of Smart Wires technology on the Western Power transmission system. In December 2017, Western Power crews successfully installed PowerLine Guardian® devices on the Mandurah-Pinjarra 132kV transmission line, marking the second installation of Smart Wires devices in Australia. PowerLine Guardian® devices, belonging to Smart Wires’ Guardian family […]

Smart Wires hosts Australia’s Treasurer, Hon. Scott Morrison MP for tour

Smart Wires was delighted to host Australia’s Treasurer, Hon. Scott Morrison MP, in California for a tour of our R&D center and a discussion around how network businesses can use modular power flow control technology to lower customer electricity bills.  By optimizing the utilization of existing transmission lines, modular power flow control allows utilities to […]

EirGrid SmartValve Pilot Project Report

One of our partner EirGrid’s innovation focus areas is to maximize use of existing transmission infrastructure where possible. In Waterford, Ireland they have trialled Smart Wire’s Guardian™ technology to control power flows with real-time sensing capabilities. From this they are moving to deploy distributed series reactance (DSR) type technology for a full deployment by 2018. This will allow them to […]

Smart Wires’ Millennium Milestone

In mid-November, Smart Wires passed a noteworthy milestone: 1,000 device-years1 of field run-time. Deployments are spread across three continents – Europe, Australia and North America – and include a variety of devices across GuardianTM and SmartValveTM product families. After receiving Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) grant funding in 2011, Smart Wires moved from […]