Case Study

Case Study – Smart Wires

Jane Capital co-founded Smart Wires, formerly known as Smart Wire Grid, in 2011 to develop and commercialize Distributed Series Reactor (DSR) modules for control of power flow in the grid.

We are leading the innovation of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) that was originally developed at GeorgiaTech to enable utilities and grid operators to better monitor and regulate power flow, enabling them to shift power to under-utilized segments of their network. Our successes to date include:

  • A $4.5 million grant from ARPA-E
  • Installation with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in October 2012 and Southern Company in March 2013
  • Technology partnerships with Georgia Institute of Technology/NEETRAC, PowerWorld Corporation, Innoventor Inc, and New Potato Technologies

In 2013, Smart Wire Grid was recognized by the ARPA-E as their featured fundee during the 2013 ARPA-E Energy Summit that was held in Washington DC. Since then, the company has been featured in leading industry media including T&D World, Greentech Media, and GigaOm.