Avangrid, Inc. is set to initiate a pilot program in Steuben and Wyoming counties aimed at enhancing the renewable energy capacity of the current electrical grid for Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E) and New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG).
Partnering with LineVision, Inc., the effort will employ sophisticated overhead transmission line monitoring in Steuben County’s Hornell area.
This real-time data will potentially allow power companies to alleviate grid congestion and pinpoint areas where more power can traverse through the existing transmission framework.
Crucially, this can pave the way for integrating additional renewable energy resources into the state’s grid.
Historically, power lines relied on static line ratings based on set values for projected weather conditions. However, LineVision’s cutting-edge monitoring introduces dynamic line ratings, factoring in real-time parameters like sag, temperature, and upcoming weather conditions.
The pilot’s location in the Hornell area was chosen due to existing transmission line congestion. Avangrid plans to make this project fully functional by January 2024 and maintain it for a decade.
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