In a trial running since June 2012, the TSO Elia used the technology of Ampacimon ( to measure the sag and vibrations of overhead lines. On this basis, they tested inhowfar the cable can carry more capacity (because the wind that leas to these vibrations probably cools the cables) and inhowfar they can predict this extra capacity an hour in advance.
In short: In regions with a lot of wind power generation, a lot of wind means that more power needs to be transported, but luckily, the wind also cools the overhead cables, such that they actually can carry more load than usual. A win-win situation.

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08 Aug 2012 - 3:19
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