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Technical documents & reports

PowerLine CoordinatorTM V2 Spec Sheet

The PowerLine CoordinatorTM v2 is a rugged and reliable communication device that serves as an intermediary between the SmartValveTM v1.04 devices and the PowerLine GatewayTM. It is responsible for managing the fiber-optic link and communication with the PowerLine Gateway for control and status reporting. Download Spec Sheet

Pathways to Commercial Liftoff: Innovative Grid Deployment

The Liftoff report is focused on identifying pathways to accelerate the near-term (3-5 years) deployment of key commercially available but underutilized advanced grid technologies and applications on existing rights-of-way transmission and distribution systems. Read more.

GETting Interconnected in PJM

In this analysis, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) assesses the potential for grid enhancing technologies (GETs) to facilitate the cost-effective, timely interconnection of new generation across five states within the PJM region: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Working with regional power flow cases and PJM’s interconnection study criteria, RMI analyzed the viability of GETs as network upgrades for queued projects in those five states. Additionally, RMI ran a PJM-wide economic dispatch model to evaluate the impacts of these technologies and the queued generation they enable to interconnect. Read more. 

Recommendations for the deployment of DSO projects

Historically, the challenges for introducing new technologies included the limited bandwidth of DSO company skills and resources, standards and specifications, the challenges with the existing regulation and business models, along with the need for certainty in roles and responsibilities. This guide by leading industry association, currENT Europe, provides a series of recommendations to Distribution System Operators to support the more efficient, simplified deployment of a range of innovative grid technologies. Read more.

SmartValve Spec Sheet
SUMO Spec Sheet
NYSERDA: Enabling More Wind Power in New York with Modular PFC Technology

In this engineering study, Smart Wires will work with their partners Right Analytics , and the New York Power Authority (NYPA), to evaluate the ability for a modular power flow control technology to reduce the curtailment of wind-powered(MPFC) generation and to enable further integration of wind resources throughout New York State. Read more

Unlocking the Queue with Grid-Enhancing Technologies

This report was prepared for the WATT (Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies) Coalition with support from GridLab, EDF Renewables North America, NextEra Energy Resources, and Duke Energy Renewables. Read more

The Benefits of Innovative Grid Technologies

Long-distance transmission of electrical energy has increased significantly over the past decades and is expected to increase further. This development is driven by the rising electricity demand of electrifying the sectors heating, cooling and transport as well as the rapidly growing share of renewable energy power generation, which is often installed at long distances from load centers. Read more

Grid-Enhancing Technologies: A Case Study on Ratepayer Impact

A modern grid requires modern infrastructure, including new devices enabled by digital technology or simply new paths for electricity to flow. Grid-enhancing technologies (GETs) maximize the transmission of electricity across the existing system through a family of technologies that include sensors, power flow control devices, and analytical tools. Read more

Building a Better Grid: How Grid-Enhancing Technologies Complement Transmission Buildouts

The U.S. energy industry is going through a massive transition, partially driven by decarbonization initiatives that significantly increase renewable generation resources. The preferred locations for many of these new resources are often in remote areas far from consumption. The emergence of clusters of these remote resources inevitably leads to the need for more transmission. Read more