06 Sep '11, 2am

Green Blog: Getting a Grip on the Grid

One of the crucial factors that limits the capacity of the electricity grid is the temperature of the lines; as their metal is heated by the current flowing through them, the lines get longer, and they sag, and can contact trees or other objects. That development helped set off the great Northeast blackout of August 2003. But the utility companies have never had a precise idea of what the temperatures are, or where their lines are in relation to obstructions below. They use a complicated formula for calculating the temperature that involves the angle of the sun, the wind speed and direction in relation to the lines, and the air temperature. Now, though, utilities are testing a new technology that could reduce the guesswork. The company marketing the technology, Utility Risk Management Corporation of Stowe, Vt., says it could increase the useful capacity of some lines by 15...

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