Due to environmental regulations and community opposition, it is often challenging for electric utilities to build new lines. Therefore, many utilities reconductor existing lines to solve problems. This costly approach involves long-lead time materials and permits, and requires accessing every span along the entire length of a line. Smart Wires solutions negate the need for costly construction that is disruptive to consumers and the environment. Compared to the reconductoring alternative, these solutions are simpler to implement, more cost-effective and more time-efficient.