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Consultants at The Brattle Group, working in conjunction with Boston University and other researchers on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy, are developing a new technology that will help grid operators more actively manage power flows, reduce congestion and integrate renewables.

Brattle says the technology, which is based on topology control algorithms (TCA), allows for higher utilization of existing and new transmission projects. The technology gives grid operators the ability to reliably transfer power flows to less utilized portions of the grid, the company adds.

In the event of transmission congestion, Brattle reports that TCA quickly develops alternative network configurations to route some power away from and around the congested facilities by opening or closing selected circuit breakers



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