Smart Wires was invited by Edison Electric Institute to publish an article in the June 2016 edition of Electric Perspectives Magazine. Tom Voss, Smart Wire’s Chairman, authored a piece titled “The Road to a Flexible Power Grid” which acknowledged that new technologies that offer agility, speed and optionality in addressing transmission constraints are becoming increasingly […]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Smart Wires will be featured on an upcoming episode of “Innovations with Ed Begley Jr” airing on the Discovery Channel on Friday, June 17 at 7:30am PST/EST. Be sure to tune in and hear former FERC commissioner, Phil Moeller, and PG&E’s VP of Transmission, Gregg Lemler, discuss how Smart Wires is helping […]
Yves Meyer, Vice President of Asia-Pacific Sales, Smart Wires discussed the state of power flow control technology and its potential to smarten the grid. Below are […]
San Francisco – Geli, a leading supplier of software and networking solutions for the energy storage industry, today announced the completion of a $7 million Series A funding round led by a prominent clean energy investment office and Shell Technology Ventures. Shell Technology Ventures (STV), the venture division of globally integrated energy company Royal Dutch Shell […]
Smart Wires recently celebrated its 5-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new offices located at 201 Spear Street in downtown San Francisco. The celebration was attended by 50 Smart Wires employees from the San Francisco office, and was hosted by Tom Voss, Chairman, Jim Davis, CEO, and Gregg Rotenberg, President.
Tabuchi Electric, a solar-plus-storage manufacturer, and Geli, announced a partnership that will deliver a residential solar-plus-storage solution designed to enable faster solar market growth. The combination of Geli’s software with Tabuchi’s hardware helps utilities manage distributed solar and additional home energy devices to optimize grid performance. By providing utilities with confidence that they […]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 9, 2015 – Smart Wires was recently awarded in conjunction with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) funding to implement a project in the utility’s territory. With this funding, which Smart Wires will use to manufacture and install distributed power flow control technology on the utility’s […]
Geli and Eguana Technologies, a market leader in power control and conversion solutions for distributed energy storage systems, have signed an agreement to pursue integration of Eguana’s residential AC Battery with the Geli Energy Operating System (Geli EOS). As a first step, Eguana’s AC battery now supports installation of the Geli EOS within its enclosure in minutes […]
by Kiva Allgood
This key component of the grid is not currently capable of easily throttling up or down throughput to match the intermittency of power generated from big solar or wind farms.
Today, grid operators either have to build out expensive new lines or curtail the generation of power from these new renewable sources. […]
Even with 300,000 miles of HV utility transmission lines spanning the US, there are few power firms not struggling with “gridlock,” Smart Wires Director of Product Management Frank Kreikebaum told us recently in an exclusive interview. In the last five years, his firm adopted and commercialized a power-flow-control technology that can help, Kreikebaum said.