LineVision Finds a New Home
After several years working in Greentown Labs, we are very proud to announce that we’ve moved into a 7,800 sq ft office and lab space at the iconic Scrafft’s City Center in Charlestown, MA. Once a candy, chocolate, and cake company in Sullivan Square, the building has long been a landmark around Boston thanks, in part, to its famous, bright red Schrafft’s neon sign. Originally built in 1928, the Schrafft’s Center has been redeveloped (and recently renovated) for businesses in all sorts of industries. Most notably, the building has become a home for a variety of cleantech companies like ours.
Earlier this month, LineVision celebrated our move into the new offices with over 100 leaders of the clean energy transformation including policymakers, utility executives, media, and the LineVision team. Opening remarks were provided by Charlestown’s State Representative Dan Ryan and Senator Ed Markey’s Chief of Staff Liam Horseman presented us with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for our work in decarbonizing the electric grid. But the highlight of the night was a panel discussion hosted by the Boston Globe’s Jon Chesto with 38 North’s Katherine Hamilton, National Grid’s Reihaneh Irani-Famili, and Massachusetts EEA’s Judy Chang.
The group spoke extensively about the unprecedented challenges a modern utility faces with the energy transition, increasing demand, and resiliency in the face of climate change. The panel also explored Massachusetts’ role in a burgeoning climate tech sector — each agreeing that the Bay State has emerged as a leader in solving the climate crisis.
Attendees were also greeted by an exuberant Hudson Gilmer, co-founder, and CEO of LineVision, who spoke at length about and heart of LineVision’s success — its people.
Hudson also used the occasion to announce, along with Sal Gill of GE Grid Solutions, partnership with General Electric. The partnership was formed to create the world’s first integrated suite of grid-enhancing technologies named “Dynamic System Rating,” which combines dynamic line ratings, dynamic power rating, and optimal power flow controllers to significantly increase transmission capacity while ensuring grid reliability.
“These technologies represent a new model of grid infrastructure investment which will accelerate the transition to a net zero grid,” Gilmer said in the news announcement. “Transmission capacity is the limiting factor preventing the clean energy economy from becoming a reality.”
According to Claudia Cosoreanu, CTO of GE Grid Automation, Grid Solutions: “Our utility clients know that increased renewable integration and electrification requires a flexible and dynamic grid,” she said. “Dynamic System Rating will change how utility operators optimize the grid and enable them to integrate more renewables using the same infrastructure. This will reduce the amount of investment needed to reach decarbonization goals and keep electricity costs at affordable levels for everyone.
We’re thrilled to partner with GE and to have a new home with an amazing team of brilliant and dedicated individuals innovating in the field of climate tech. We look forward to another amazing year in 2023 and to sharing our updates with you!