In mid-November, Smart Wires passed a noteworthy milestone: 1,000 device-years of field run-time1. Deployments are spread across three continents – Europe, Australia and North America – and include a variety of devices across GuardianTM and SmartValveTM product families2.
The 1,000 device-years of field run-time have been accumulated across a voltage levels from 63 kV to 230 kV and ambient conditions ranging from sub-zero degree days in Minnesota to calm days in the South West of France to hurricane force winds in Ireland. The units have thrived in all conditions.
1 Device Years are computed by taking the number of devices at a particular installation and multiplying that by the number of years that installation has been in service. The total Device Years is the sum of all the individual installation Device Years. 2 SmartValve was formerly known as Power Router.
Engerati Webinar Features Smart Wires Solutions
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 13:00 London / 14:00 Paris / 08:00 New York
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Smart Wires and Infineon announce partnership on SmartValve™ design
Infineon Technologies AG, a world leader in semiconductor solutions, is partnering with Smart Wires product development activities. Infineon will bring RF components, microcontrollers, security solutions and power semiconductors to this cooperation. These elements are critical to the development of Smart Wires next generation of technology, the SmartValve. Electric utilities can use this solution to dynamically increase or decrease power flowing through a transmission line in real-time.
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