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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 […]

UK-first Trial of Power Guardians

  UK Power Networks has announced a UK-first trial of Smart Wires Inc. Power Guardians that will save connections customers millions of pounds, and free up about 95MW of additional capacity for renewable energy to feed into local electricity networks.  Read more »

TransGrid and Smart Wires trialling real time power flow control and monitoring on NSW transmission network

TransGrid and Smart Wires have finalised a partnership to deploy advanced power flow control solutions on the New South Wales transmission grid.  TransGrid crews finalised an installation of the Smart Wires PowerLine Guardian on the 132 kV system near Yass, in southern New South Wales. This installation marks the first deployment of Smart Wires technology […]

Smart Wires Named One of “50 Best Companies to Watch”

Smart Wires was featured by the Silicon Review in their annual “50 Best Companies to Watch” edition for 2017.  Please click here to read the article, “Providing quality and innovative solutions to the transmission industry: Smart Wires.” “Smart Wires changes the game because we allow utilities to quickly and inexpensively unlock the massive transfer capacity […]