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 »

Infineon partners with Smart Wires to shape up existing grids for renewables

Infineon Technologies AG is partnering with Smart Wires on the design of the SmartValve™. Infineon announced its collaboration with the Silicon Valley-based technology company at the OktoberTech 2017 Technology Forum. Read more here »

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 that can be captured in the grid that they already built.”

– Smart Wires CEO Gregg Rotenberg

National Academy of Sciences highlights Smart Wires as ARPA-E success story

Smart Wires was an original recipient of Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) grant funding, which led to the first deployment of power flow control technology on the 161 kV system at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Since then, leading utilities across several continents – including Southern Company, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Minnesota Power in the United States, EirGrid and RTE in Europe, and TransGrid and Western Power in Australia – have joined the ranks of innovators implementing modular power flow control solutions on their networks. Read more about the ARPA-E program in this article by the Washington Post.

Smart Wires has named Mac Irvin as the company’s Chief Financial Officer

Smart Wires has named Mac Irvin as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Irvin will oversee the company’s financial and accounting operations, including structured financing to promote the commercialization and global adoption of Smart Wires solutions.

“We are incredibly excited to have Mac joining the Smart Wires team at what is a pivotal point in the company’s history,” said CEO and President of Smart Wires, Gregg Rotenberg. “As utilities around the world increasingly turn to Smart Wires to solve the challenges facing their transmission grids, Mac’s financial expertise and experience leading companies through periods of rapid growth will be truly invaluable.”

Irvin has over two decades of experience as an influential executive across the energy, big-ticket leasing, and transportation industries. He held multiple senior roles in the solar industry during a period of significant industry growth, including as CFO of Sungevity and Managing Director of Structured Finance and Business Development at SunPower. Prior to joining the energy industry, he served as an executive for major rail transportation market leaders like GATX Capital and RailTex, Inc. during the rail industry’s landmark deregulation.

“Throughout my career, I have served with innovative companies who were well positioned to deliver new technology and business models to market,” Irvin commented. “Smart Wires has the right solutions for an electricity industry undergoing rapid changes and a widespread transition to renewable generation. I look forward to helping us work with utility partners around the globe to deploy Smart Wires solutions on their grids.”

PG&E and Smart Wires: Leveraging Innovation for a Clean Energy Future

Pacific Gas & Electric President Geisha Williams discusses innovation partnerships and references the collaboration between Smart Wires and her regulated transmission utility:

“And on the grid itself, we’re working with a company called Smart Wires to try out a plug-and-play control module that can be attached to our existing transmission and distribution lines, allowing operators to fine tune the amount of energy they carry, dialing it up and down in response to dynamic fluctuations in demand and supply. That offers the potential to integrate greater contributions from renewable resources, as well as adjust for shifts in load across the network which might otherwise require constructing power lines in new places — a far more costly alternative.”  Read the full article here »

Learn more about the collaboration between Smart Wires and Pacific Gas & Electric in their report on their first experience with the PowerLine Guardian:
Access the full report here »