According to a recent White House report blackouts from wind and ice storms have increased almost ten fold in the last two decades. They now account for almost two thirds of America's widespread power failures. Energy experts are calling for viable new concepts to make the power grid more resilient, able to recover from severe weather and prevent long term outages.
This film illustrates a patented concept, of breathtaking simplicity but profound potential, to prevent the number one cause of blackouts ... pole failure.
The Grid Defender® is a patented electro-mechanical power line support system that has recently passed peer review at Montana State University. It is now ready to be constructed on a test site somewhere in North America to prove the concept.
This critical phase could usher in a new era where the resiliency of power poles and lines exceeds any improvement currently available to improve the resiliency of the power grid.