Technology

Smart Wires modular power flow control

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This circuit is loaded beyond its rated capacity.

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These circuits have plenty of excess capacity to transfer power from generation to load.

This simplified planning scenario predicts a future overload on one circuit.

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Guardian™ technology can push power to parallel lines with spare capacity. This resolves the overload and uses the same underlying infrastructure to transfer 50 MW of additional power to the load center.

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PowerLine Guardians or Power Guardians can be installed on this circuit to relieve the overload.

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Guardians increase the reactance of the line on which they’re installed.

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The loadings on these circuits increase as power is pushed off the overloading path.

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SmartValves installed on this circuit pull more power down this path.

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SmartValves can increase or decrease the reactance of the line on which they are installed.

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The loadings on these circuits decrease as power is pulled off them.

Alternatively, SmartValves™ installed on the least-utilized circuit can pull power on that line and resolve the system overload. In this case, 80 MW of power transfer capability was possible.

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