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A weather station sensor array installed on a PG&E transmission tower.
Courtesy of EDM.

T&D Monitoring in Real Time

Knowing the condition of assets and how hard they can be pushed is key to the dynamic operation of the power grid.

Utilities are being challenged worldwide by a common problem: they need more transmission and distribution capacity and they need it now. The demand for power continues to grow at unprecedented levels, which requires more wire in the air to deliver it. In addition, renewable-generation power producers are coming on-line, needing huge amounts of capacity to get their electricity to market, and transmission providers are under mandates to provide them with connections to the grid, thus the

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