Smart Wires

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Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Smart Wires is the leader in grid optimization solutions that leverage its patented distributed power flow control technology. Driven by a world-class leadership team with extensive experience delivering innovative solutions, Smart Wires works with utilities globally to address the unique challenges of the rapidly evolving electric system. Smart Wires technology was developed by utilities for utilities, led by a consortium of large US utilities at the National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center (NEETRAC). This core group of utilities, which included Southern Company and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), defined the vision for the original device. Today, the technology is rapidly becoming part of the utility tool kit as more and more electric utilities explore new ways to alleviate congestion, improve network utilization, manage changing generation profiles, and maintain reliable electric service.

HQSan Francisco, US
Employee Ratings4.6

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Employees (est.) (Oct 2019)91(+3%)

Key People/Management at Smart Wires

Fred Buckman

Fred Buckman


Smart Wires Office Locations

Smart Wires has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
201 Spear St #1350, San Francisco
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Smart Wires Financials and Metrics

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Smart Wires total Funding

$45.7 m

Smart Wires latest funding size

$17.35 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

Smart Wires investors

Smart Wires's latest funding round in June 2015 was reported to be $17.4 m. In total, Smart Wires has raised $45.7 m
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Smart Wires News and Updates

Smart Wires and Hunt Energy Solutions Announce Distribution Partnership in Latin America

UNION CITY, Calif., June 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Wires and Hunt Energy Solutions are pleased to announce their formal partnership whereby Hunt Energy Solutions will serve as Smart Wires' exclusive distribution partner in the Latin American areas of Mexico, Central America, the...

Smart Wires Blogs

Technology powers 45,000 Homes with Renewable Energy

An innovative device which has freed up 95MW of additional network capacity – enough to power 45,000 homes – has been successfully proven in the UK. The solution was developed by California-based power technology company, Smart Wires. In just a year, UK Power Networks’ LoadShare trial has already sa…

Smart Wires Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Smart Wires founded?

    Smart Wires was founded in 2010.

  • Who are Smart Wires key executives?

    Smart Wires's key executives are Fred Buckman.

  • How many employees does Smart Wires have?

    Smart Wires has 91 employees.

  • Who are Smart Wires competitors?

    Competitors of Smart Wires include Hargreaves Services, Brightergy and WISErg.

  • Where is Smart Wires headquarters?

    Smart Wires headquarters is located at 201 Spear St #1350, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Smart Wires offices?

    Smart Wires has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Smart Wires have?

    Smart Wires has 1 office.