Performing necessary construction and maintenance on transmission assets often requires de-energizing lines. The time periods during which a line can be taken out of service without compromising the system reliability are dictated by seasonal demand. These outage windows are shrinking as utilities demand more and more from their current grids. Even simple projects may require more than one outage window to complete, which vastly increases projects’ time, cost and complexity. With Smart Wires mobile deployment of power flow control, utilities can extend construction and maintenance outage windows, which means they can complete more projects on time and on budget.