- AES Corporation and LineVision are partnering to launch a pilot project that will assess how Grid Enhancing Technologies (GETs) can enhance the transmission capacity on existing power grids.
- The study will incorporate Dynamic Line Ratings (DLR) technology to assess how LineVision can integrate power from renewable energy.
- The project is set to conclude before the end of the year and could lead to significant progress in the acceleration of the decarbonization of electric grids by increasing transmission capacity on existing assets.
AES, a global power company, and LineVision, a leading provider of grid monitoring and analytics solutions, have formed a partnership to conduct a study on grid enhancing technologies.
The study aims to explore the benefits of LineVision’s non-contact power line monitoring solution, which uses sensors to monitor and analyze the conditions of power lines in real-time. The technology has the potential to improve grid resilience, reduce downtime, and increase safety.
The partnership will focus on evaluating the performance of LineVision’s technology in various grid scenarios, including in high wind and ice storm conditions. The study will also explore the potential for LineVision’s solution to reduce the need for costly and time-consuming visual inspections of power lines.
“We are excited about the potential for LineVision’s technology to enhance our operations and improve our ability to deliver reliable and affordable power to our customers,” said Andres Gluski, President and CEO of AES. “This partnership is a critical step towards leveraging cutting-edge analytics and monitoring solutions to optimize our grid infrastructure.”
The study will be conducted across multiple AES facilities in the United States and is expected to run for the next 12 months. Results will be shared with industry leaders and stakeholders to inform future grid-enhancing technology solutions.