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Mar 30

Improving the Electric Grid - Empowering Renewables

Posted on March 30, 2018 at 11:04 AM by Chase Campbell

Smart Wires Innovation AwardUnion City-based technology startup, Smart Wires Inc., recently won an East Bay Innovation Award in the Clean Tech category. The Clean Tech category recognizes products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, dramatically reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes.

Smart Wires highly intelligent "valve" for transmission grids controls the flow of power on the electric grid to push power away from congested lines and onto underutilized paths. This cutting edge approach allows the utilities' networks to maximize capacity as their current infrastructure was not built for today's usage patterns.

Smart Wires with Mayor and CouncilmemberThis technology is particularly important to utility companies as they shift to renewable energy sources that produce less consistent outputs vs traditional power plants. We're proud to have an innovative leader shaping the future of the grid right here in Union City.

Learn more about Smart Wires.