Transmission Capacity Forecasting Increases Capacity & Flexibility on Existing Rights-of-Way
Lindsey’s SMARTLINE-TCF system is a revolutionary tool for transmission line operators. SMARTLINE-TCF provides transmission line capacity forecasts from 1‐ to 48‐hours ahead of time with 99% accuracy. This foreknowledge enhances ﬂexibility and reduces uncertainty when operating the grid. More importantly, it offers an inexpensive – and quickly deployable – means to increase transmission capacity on existing rights-of-way.
Lindsey’s Jack McCall spoke on this topic at a well-received panel session at the recent Transmission Summit in Washington, DC. The ensuing discussion also covered how transmission capacity forecasting can provide a short or long term solution to lines where concern of overloading is high. This is becoming an increasing common problem when large renewable energy sources result in large fluctuations in power flow across a line. A forecasting system can also deliver improved confidence in operating lines awaiting reconductoring or upgrades.
Learn more about SMARTLINE TCF here or contact a specialist to discuss your transmission operation needs.