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Controlling the Path of Least Resistance with Smart Wires

Controlling the Path of Least Resistance with Smart Wires

According to reports released over the past 6 months, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Southern Company have successfully deployed networks of distributed power flow control devices to relieve stress on the nation's electricity grid.

February 8, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott
You Asked - They Answered: Q&A with Smart Wires

You Asked - They Answered: Q&A with Smart Wires

I have received many interesting questions from readers in response to last Sunday's article "Controlling the Path of Least Resistance with Smart Wires." This week, I consolidated these questions and took them back to Smart Wires – the start-up company behind the power flow control technology that was featured in the previous discussion - to [...]

February 13, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott

The U.S. Power Grid is in Need of a Technology Upgrade

Innovators gather in DC this week to discuss how to modernize the U.S. electric grid in the face of a changing electricity sector. The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit kicks off today in Washington DC and will highlight technologies that could fundamentally alter how the nation generates, uses, and stores electricity.

February 9, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott