It’s time to use accurate line ratings…
- Nov 20, 2020 11:22 am GMTNov 19, 2020 10:46 pm GMT
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This article is reposted from the WATT Coalition blog.
As the power industry builds the future grid, past operating practices that have served the industry for decades will undergo appropriate and beneficial changes. Without mechanisms to minimize risks and increase rewards for implementing those changes, the industry will move slowly. Dynamic Line Ratings are one tool stuck in limbo, with clear system and customer benefits but facing impediments to deployment in the United States.
Renewable interconnection queues continue to grow around the United States, even in regions with recently expanded transmission systems. Those renewables could be built, and transmission asset utilization could be improved drastically, without jeopardizing system security with the deployment of new line-rating technologies.