Duquesne Light Company Further Improves Transmission Capacity and Reliability with Network Enhancement Technology
Dynamic Line Rating System Records Average 25% Increase in Power Line Capacity, Paving the Way for More Renewable Energy Sources
PITTSBURGH, September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Duquesne Light Company (DLC) today announced that it is expanding its collaboration with LineVision, Inc. to deploy additional Dynamic Line Capacitance (DLR) sensors in the utility’s service territory in the South West Pennsylvania. Following the initial launch of its DLR project last summer, DLC has identified an average of 25% additional capacity available on transmission lines equipped with the technology, which facilitates the expansion of renewable energy integration and addresses the growing demand for electricity in the region. The company is now preparing to use the collected data in its operations. With real-time visibility into congestion and line conditions, DLC can determine when maintenance is needed and further increase service reliability.
The project aligns with DLC’s ongoing investment in innovative technologies and critical infrastructure to modernize the electric grid and advance a clean energy future for the Pittsburgh Region.
“At Duquesne Light Company, we believe that everyone deserves to benefit from a clean energy future, and our organization plays a vital role in enabling the southwest Pennsylvania turning to renewable energy,” said Dr. Elizabeth Cook, General Manager of Advanced Grid Solutions at DLC. “Having this level of visibility into our network performance helps us ensure a more responsive and flexible network and provides us with the data needed to safely increase the load on our lines. DLC is committed to investing in network technologies progress to maintain a reliable, secure and resilient network for our customers and our region.”
“DLC continues to be an important partner for LineVision as we move towards operationalizing our technology on networks across the country,” said Hudson Gilmer, CEO of LineVision. “Dynamic line ratings can help utilities enable their customers to achieve ambitious climate goals faster by providing accurate, real-time data on available transmission capacity. We are excited to continue our work towards a net zero network with an innovative leader like DLC. “
Currently, LineVision’s sensors are installed on 345 kV lines and provide DLC’s LineRate DLR application. As part of the expansion with LineVision, DLC will deploy additional sensors to monitor 138 kV transmission lines.
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About Duquesne Light Company
Duquesne Light Company (DLC) is committed to doing more than keeping the lights on; we propel the moments of our customers’ lives. As a next-generation energy company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniamore than 1,700 DLC employees are dedicated to providing safe, reliable, resilient and affordable power to more than 600,000 customers in the Southwest Pennsylvaniaincluding the city of Pittsburgh. To learn more, visit DuquesneLight.com.
About LineVision, Inc.
LineVision provides electric utilities with the real-time monitoring and analysis needed to accelerate network net zero. LineVision’s patented non-contact sensors collect critical information to unlock additional capacity on existing lines; provide insight into driver health; and detect anomalies and risks. LineVision’s platform is rapidly deployed at scale without the need for scheduled outages, live line work, or specialized installation equipment. LineVision helps our utility partners around the world lead the energy transition by increasing network capacity, resilience and security. For more information, visit LineVisionInc.com.