AES and LineVision Announce Deployment Project Results and Continued Collaboration

In 2023, AES announced a partnership with LineVision, Inc., marking the inception of an initiative aimed at revitalizing the grid amidst growing challenges. This strategic alliance set the stage for pioneering advancements in grid modernization, driven by innovative solutions to enhance efficiency, reliability and sustainability.


Challenges facing the modern grid

The energy landscape is undergoing rapid transformation, characterized by the proliferation of load-consuming assets and escalating electricity demand. Traditional grid infrastructure struggles to cope with these dynamics, leading to congestion and inefficiencies. Moreover, the integration of renewable energy sources presents additional complexities, necessitating a paradigm shift in grid management strategies.


Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) technologies as a solution

DLR technology provides a strategic approach to grid optimization, offering real-time monitoring and adaptive control mechanisms. Unlike static line ratings, which provide fixed limits on transmission capacity regardless of actual conditions, DLR continuously assesses environmental factors such as temperature, wind and conductor temperature, and adjusts line ratings to accommodate fluctuations. By harnessing the power of these dynamic adjustments, utilities can respond in real time to fluctuations in demand and renewable energy generation, ensuring that the grid operates at maximum efficiency; and ultimately enhancing grid resilience while still facilitating the seamless integration of renewable resources.

LineVision deployment in operation


2024 case study: AES x LineVision

Announced as part of the largest single deployment of Dynamic Line Ratings (DLR) in the United States, LineVision installed its patented non-contact sensors on transmission structures owned by AES' utilities in Indiana and Ohio. Early learnings from the project underscore the potential for DLR to greatly improve real-time monitoring, improving grid operations and strategic investment in assets:

1. Suitability of DLR: Standard transmission lines with extra high voltage and steel structures are well-suited for DLR models.

2. Challenges Identified: Some high voltage and sub-transmission lines, particularly those with older construction and wood pole support, may require additional model training.

3. Enhanced Awareness: DLR deployment significantly improved situational awareness, facilitating better-informed decision-making for grid management.

Moving forward, LineVision and AES are dedicated to sharing further insights from the pilot project to encourage acceleration of DLR adoption throughout the US. By leveraging each other's expertise and resources, we have demonstrated the power of collective action in addressing complex challenges and accelerating the adoption of transformative technologies.

AES recognizes the importance of collaboration in providing a greener, safer and more equitable energy future for all. That’s why we continue our commitment to accelerating the future of energy, together with industry partners, communities and stakeholders.

For more information about LineVision and AES' collaboration and the deployment of DLR technology, read the case study.