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Managing electrical power grid reserves with autonomously powered sensors

May 12th, 2011 by Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration

The weather determines how much energy wind turbine systems provide. The same applies to power line capacity. On cold and stormy days, this capacity is higher than on days with no wind and high mid-summer temperatures. An autonomously powered sensor network monitors power lines to find the reserves in the lines.