Smart Tech Solution Unlocks 30% More from Power Lines

By: | December 17th, 2023

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As global electricity demand is set to double in the next 30 years, energy grid companies are exploring cost-effective ways to meet it. Integrating more solar and wind power is a solution, but expanding grid capacity for variable renewable production is expensive and time-consuming, it takes years.

Heimdall Power, a Norwegian company solves this by maximizing existing grids without new infrastructure by optimizing power lines. As most power lines lack real-time monitoring, companies often overlook a substantial part of their grid’s full capacity. Heimdall Power provides the necessary insights for companies to predict real-time capacity, enabling them to establish new, safe operating limits for specific power lines.

Heimdall Power collaborated with Meteomatics, a weather intelligence and technology company that empowers leading businesses to precisely predict the weather’s impact on operations. Heimdall Power has integrated its software and sensor data with Meteomatics’ weather and climate information to monitor and forecast the real-time capacity of high-voltage power lines.

The dynamic collaboration resulted in a 30% boost in power grid transmission capacity.

Heimdall and Meteomatics achieved a 30% capacity increase in European high-voltage power grids. Expanding on this success, the collaboration extends to the United States, with joint efforts underway with Heimdall’s existing U.S. clients.

Heimdall’s innovative algorithm safely boosts transmission capacity

Heimdall employs a custom algorithm, utilizing sensors on active high-voltage power lines for real-time data on temperature, current, and angle. Processed through Heimdall’s software platform and integrated with Meteomatics’ weather data, this seamless combination enables the creation of an exclusive algorithm.

This algorithm, powered by machine learning, allows grid companies to enhance their transmission capacity swiftly and safely.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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