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.

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 »

Smart Wires named as Global Top 10 Winner for 2016 by The Global Cleantech Cluster Association

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The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) has named the Global Top 10 Winners for its 6th GCCA Later Stage Awards 2016. The mid- to late-stage companies originate from the major cleantech industries, including solar, wind and clean web to lighting, energy efficiency, mobility, urban agriculture and water. The Top 10 Winners were sorted from nominees from the world’s leading GCCA cleantech clusters. Each nominee was then assessed by the KeyStone Compact™ business risk rating methodology. The Global Top 3 and the GCCA Grand Prize Winner will be announced in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA on December 13th, 2016.

“The 2016 Global Top 10 Winners demonstrate investment grade, strong product differentiation, scalable business models and have market traction,” said Dr. Peter Adriaens, Head Judge of the GCCA Later Stage Awards and developer of the Keystone Compact™. “Narrowing down the nominations from more than 105 to 10 follows a detailed and robust data analytics process. The 2016 Global Top 10 are some of the world’s most sought after and up-and-coming equity-investable cleantech companies across our member clusters.” For more about the assessment tool, please visit

The GCCA Later Stage Awards 2016 ceremony will be held on December 13th at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock in conjunction with the Global Solutions Summit (GSS) 2016. GSS 2016 will meet in collaboration with the Club de Madrid (CdM), an organization comprised of more than 100 former Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of State which will be reconvening in the Club de Madrid – P80 Group “Reunion Proceedings”, and the 6th GCCA Awards Dinner. GSS 2016 builds on the widely-acclaimed inaugural Global Solutions Summit which first convened at the US State Department in April 2014.

“Enabling large scale commercial deployment of proven sustainable technologies is a key focus of GCCA since 2010,” said Christian Haeuselmann, GCCA’s Co-Founder and Chairman. “The annual GCCA Later Stage Awards bring the best companies of our cluster partners to the forefront – we encourage you to engage with them and benefit from their unique services and business models.”

The 2016 Later Stage Award Global Top 10 Winners are:

  1. FluidSolids – Switzerland – Bioenergy/Biomaterials
  2. GreenSync – Australia – Energy Storage/Smart Grid
  3. Magrow – Ireland – Food/Urban Agriculture
  4. Enervalis – Flanders – Lighting/Energy Efficiency
  5. M-Field Energy – Taiwan – Energy Storage/Smart Grid
  6. CleanSpark – San Diego, California – Energy Sorage/Smart Grid
  7. Smart Wires – San Francisco, California – Energy Storage/Smart Grid
  8. Wirepas – Finland – CleanWeb/Sustainable IT
  9. WaterTectonics – Seattle, Washington – Water
  10. Azuri Technologies – Cambridge, UK – Solar/Wind

About the Global Cleantech Cluster Association

The Global Cleantech Cluster Association (GCCA) is a Swiss Foundation that provides access to capital, corporates, markets and insights. Vision is to drive sustainable regional economic development, on a global scale.

GCCA is a fully independent open platform designed to support the development towards a shared economy and low carbon prosperity. Since its launch in 2010, more than 50 clusters from across the world have joined the GCCA, representing 10,000 Cleantech companies.

With the GCCA Deployment HUB Network and its digital platforms in Europe, Asia and North America, GCCA drives the modernization of cross-border business collaboration by converging physical and digital cluster ecosystems. A GCCA focus task is the development of new financial mechanisms to enable large-scale commercial deployment of proven technologies. Goal is to provide an investment alternative at appropriate risk and return expectations for institutional investors, e.g. pension funds.

For more information about the GCCA, please visit www.globalcleantech.org