The electric grid has become extremely demanding to manage, due to a rapidly changing generation mix, evolving electricity consumption patterns and challenges in getting permits for new infrastructure. Utilities are demanding more flexible and economic solutions and need to capture more value from their existing grid. The Smart Wires power flow control solutions provide the first highly intelligent “valve” for transmission grids. By dynamically increasing or decreasing line reactance, utilities can quickly and inexpensively capture excess capacity that exists on their grids. This modular technology is quick to install, easy to redeploy and provides the flexibility needed in today’s uncertain landscape.