The AES Corporation and LineVision, Inc. have launched a joint project to assess how grid enhancing technologies (GETs) may increase transmission capacity on the existing power grid. Through this pilot, the companies will gather data using Dynamic Line Ratings (DLR) to evaluate how LineVision can optimally integrate power from renewable energy sources. The study is being launched this month and will conclude before the end of the year.
The project will leverage LineVision’s Dynamic Line Ratings for a proposed deployment at an AES utility based on a system study to determine locations best suited for the most beneficial impact to the system and customers.
Utilities are uniquely positioned to accelerate the decarbonization of our electric grid by increasing transmission capacity on existing assets to unlock transmission constraints and relieve grid congestion. AES continues to be a proactive innovator pursuing new technologies, smart solutions and driving local adoption.
“As we urgently move toward a net-zero future, utilities can test and bring on new technology to avoid system reliability issues while integrating record levels of renewables,” said Hudson Gilmer, Chief Executive Officer of LineVision. “GETs are the enabling tool needed to accelerate our path to a decarbonized grid.”
LineVision’s DLR technology has been shown to significantly increase transmission capacity on existing lines quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional transmission upgrades while doubling the integration of renewable energy capacity on the grid. This impactful technology will allow grid operators to gain real-time awareness of the health and performance of transmission lines, enhancing safety and longevity, while congestion costs to ratepayers and curtailment costs to developers are minimized.