Opening the Lines: How Dynamic Line Rating Can Increase Transmission Capacity and Reduce Curtailment

Recorded On: 05/19/2020

Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) devices allow for an increase in the carrying capacity of existing transmission lines by calculating ratings based on real time measurements of line temperature, wind speed, tension, and sag rather than relying on fixed, worst-case assumptions.  Recent advanced action in the United States. 

Please join us to learn how DLR technology is helping utilities lower congestion costs, decrease wind generation curtailments, and impacting regulatory policy in the United States.

Rob Gramlich

Founder and President of Grid Strategies LLC

Rob Gramlich is Founder and President of Grid Strategies LLC where he provides economic policy analysis for clients on electric transmission and power markets in pursuit of low-cost de-carbonization.  He serves as Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, Executive Director of the WATT Coalition, on the board of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy Foundation, on the Advisory Council for the Energy Systems Integration Group, on the Advisory Board of the National Regulatory Research Institute’s Regulatory Training Institute, and on the DOE “Beyond LCOE” External Advisory Board.

Rob oversaw transmission and power market policy for the American Wind Energy Association from 2005 through 2016 as Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs, Interim CEO, and Policy Director. He was Economic Advisor to FERC Chairman Pat Wood III from 2001 to 2005, Senior Economist at PJM Interconnection in 1999 and 2000, Senior Associate at PG&E National Energy Group in 2000-2001, and an analyst at the FERC Office of Economic Policy, ICF Resources, the World Resources Institute, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the 1990s. He testifies frequently before the US Congress, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), US Department of Energy, and state legislatures and regulatory commissions.  Rob has a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from UC Berkeley and a BA with Honors in Economics from Colby College.

Joey Alexander

Director of Business Development, Ampacimon

Joey Alexander is Director of Business Development for Ampacimon North America where he provides dynamic line rating solutions to U.S. and Canadian based utilities and operators. Joey has extensive experience in the energy sector with a background in renewable and sustainable energy products, energy storage, and smart grid technologies. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Emory University.

Gabe Tabak (Moderator)

Counsel, Federal Regulatory Affairs, AWEA

Elizabeth Salerno

Economic Advisor, Commissioner Richard Glick

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