Tenn. utility piloting new "smart wire" device

03/4/2013 | Smart Grid News · GigaOm

A California-based startup is testing a device that could give utilities a cheap and easy-to-deploy tool for managing electricity flow rerouting power when needed. The so-called "smart wire" device -- which was originally developed by engineers at Georgia Tech and is now being tested by the Tennessee Valley Authority -- attaches directly to the transmission line and relies on "inductive reactance" to manipulate power flow.

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