Renewable developers have another option to interconnect their projects sitting in the regional transmission organizations queue. LineVision’s dynamic line ratings and SmartWires’s SmartValve lead the charge on providing options to increase the existing transmission capacity by 40%. The trick is more transmission owners need to adopt these new technologies in place of transmission lines and new substations. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on managing line ratings in docket # RM20-16. Industry observers expect FERC to order RTOs to include dynamic transmission line ratings instead of static values, opening the door for more grid enhancing technologies as options for the renewable developers to connect their projects. LineVision and SmartWires are part of the Grid Enhancing Technologies (GETs). There are 3 main applications of GETs – 1) renewable integration, 2) transmission congestion reduction, and 3) extending the life of transmission assets. First application – Renewable integrationGrid Enhancing Technologies (GETs) provide the Transmission Owner (TO) with 40% more transmission capacity, but the challenge is the TO needs incentives to propose a GET solution instead of a network upgrade. Those incentives may come from the FERC order on managing line ratings. SmartWires is a company with “pull and push” Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) technology with their product SmartValve. When a transmission line is overloaded due to the injection of MWs from an RE developer request, with a SmartValve installed on a couple of transmission lines, the power is “pushed” away from overloaded T line to lightly loaded lines. With this solution, the remaining T lines that are “pulling” those injected MWs from overloaded lines are freed up to allow for more capacity for the interconnection customer. The second application is transmission congestion reduction.LineVision is a contactless device because it eliminates the need to take down

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