Thursday April 9, 2020

Sustainability in Business: Eirgrid powers forward with energy innovation

Integration of the variable flow of renewable energy is key to building power grids of the future.

1st March, 2015
The amount of wind-generated electricity across the island of Ireland will reach 4,800 megawatts by 2020

EirGrid is the first transmission system operator outside the States to evaluate the PowerLine Guardian, a power flow control device that helps protect the transmission system by diverting power away from heavily loaded lines to those with available capacity.

“We are particularly excited about this new technology,” said Michael Walsh, director of future grids at EirGrid.

“The PowerLine Guardian, developed by US company Smart Wires, helps prevent overloads, reduces generation costs and strengthens...

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