Green revolution in Indonesia and lasers in power grids
Lebanon begins gas exploration off the country’s coast in the Mediterranean Sea. The drilling rig is scheduled to start working in September this year in Lebanese waters near the port city of Tire. It is near the border with Israel. In 2022, the two countries reached an agreement on the sea border. Lebanese people are counting on future gas discoveries to help them recover from the worst economic and financial crisis in their country’s modern history.
Indonesia will spend $20 billion for the transition to clean energy in the next 3-5 years, the closure of coal-fired power plants and the development of renewable energy. The transformation will include about 250,000 people employed in the domestic coal industry. At the same time, the Indonesian government plans to build new coal-fired power plants that will be used to power strategic infrastructure projects, such as steelworks.
In the United States, thousands of wind and solar power initiatives are waiting years to connect to transmission lines. Laser sensors from LineVision help to transmit electricity more efficiently. Thanks to them, suppliers get real-time data on transmission lines, which allows for more electricity transmission from renewable sources. In a technology called “dynamic transmission line evaluation,” laser sensors collect information from the wires – such as wind, temperature and wire sag – which allows utilities to increase the efficiency of their lines by up to 40% in some cases.