The Grid Defender

Lightning2We are anxious to visit about the answers to these and other questions.

1) Why isn’t it better to put power lines underground?

2) Can the Grid Defender® be fitted to existing poles?

3) What is the cost comparison between the Grid Defender® and the conventional?

4) Why above?

5) Why not use steel, fiberglass, or concrete pole instead of wood poles?

6) If lines come to the ground, aren’t they made useless?

7) Isn’t it dangerous that lines fall on people or objects?

8) Do we anticipate having to seek regulatory approval to adopt the Grid Defender® system?

9) What are the basic regulatory authorities?

10) What is their procedure for adopting new and novel technology?

11) What authorities might be effected by Grid Defender®?

12) Why not use bigger conductor?

13) How is Grid Defender® a blend between overhead and underground?

14) What happens when power goes out, how does Grid Defender® get power?

15) Does Grid Defender® have its own power supply?

16) Won’t Grid Defender® interfere with phone and cable below the crossarm?

17) How to hang multiple transformers?

18) Do transformers descend as well?

19) What happens when cross arms descend and lines are attached to the transformers?

20) Why so much resistance to Grid Defender® concept from Utilities, others?

21) What are best sources for grant funding?

22) Can apparatus to protect raptors be added to Grid Defender®?

23) How does Grid Defender® reduce loss revenue?

24) Does Grid Defender® reduce carbon footprint?

25) Does Grid Defender® reduce toxic waste?

26) How does Grid Defender® contribute to the local economy?

27) Is Grid Defender® a benefit to the insurance industry?

28) Will Grid Defender® impact utility equipment manufacturers, bucket trucks, etc.?

29) How will Grid Defender® impact conventional equipment manufacturers, pole and tower suppliers?

30) Will manufacturer reps be amenable to Grid Defender®?

31) Will Grid Defender® reduce electrocutions?

32) Will Grid Defender® reduce wildfires?

33) Does Grid Defender® impact “Smart Grid” technology?

34) How does Grid Defender® activate with a strike from an auto, etc.?

35) Does Grid Defender® help locate outages?

36) How does Grid Defender® impact homeland security?

37) Does Grid Defender® address the concerns of the Recover Act of 2009?

38) What can Grid Defender® do to impact the consumer?

39) How is pole spacing effected/addressed?

40) Is Grid Defender® useful in congested areas?

41) How are poles braced?

42) How does one tee from a pole line?

43) How is tension accomplished?

44) How is release value controlled?

45) Can a single lineman reactivate Grid Defender®?

46) Can Grid Defender® be utilized to an advantage in cases of moving large buildings, etc.?

47) Can Grid Defender® be worked on while hot?

48) Can Grid Defender® be utilized in both transmission and distribution?

49) Is Grid Defender® safe to operate?

50) Is Grid Defender® faster to build?

51) Is Grid Defender® less costly to build?

52) Where else is the Grid Defender® principle applicable?

53) does the down conductor entangle traffic at crossings?

54) Should a new protocol be adopted to maintain Grid Defender®, foliage, etc.

55) Can Grid Defender® send audible and visual warnings?

56) Does Grid Defender® qualify as a “Smart Grid” element?

57) How can Grid Defender® best be revealed?

58) Does Grid Defender® require a typical substation?

59) How is a Grid Defender® sector isolated?

60) Does Grid Defender® function in any climate?

61) Is there a global application for Grid Defender®?

62) What is a Grid Defender® sector?

63) What happens when lines cross a highway?

64) What mechanism replaces a typical sub station?

65) Does Grid Defender® work on circuits with 2-way feeds?

66) Is Grid Defender® weatherproof?

67) How is the Grid Defender® apparatus protected from failure?

68) What is the energy source for Grid Defender®?

69) Does any of the Grid Defender® apparatus attract lightening?

70) Is it possible to be able to lower transformers as well?

71) How are leads secured to transformers?

72) Are there opportunities to capitalize on additional tools or equipment?

73) What are specialized tools used for?

74) Are specialized tools patentable?

75) What sort of fasteners  are recommended to connect to conductors?

76) How many people does it take to operate Grid Defender®?

77) Can Grid Defender® be operated remotely at great distance?

78) What are the basic functions of Grid Defender® apparatus?

79) Why are micro grids being considered?

80) What is carbon footprint of micro grids?

81) What is micro grid greatest nemesis?

82) Will Grid Defender® require taller poles?

83) How many wildfires have been caused by down lines in the last 10 years on public lands alone?

84) Will Grid Defender® serve micro grids as well as transmitted power?

85) Why use Grid Defender® in backyard neighborhoods?

86) What is typically spent on power poles to protect raptors?

87) How is communication signal distributed?

88) Does Grid Defender® have financial means to produce a prototype?

89) What is a working prototype?

90) What could be gained by producing a prototype?

91) Does Grid Defender® have sufficient technical expertise to produce a valid prototype?

92) What technical expertise is needed to produce a prototype?

93) What other services are needed to commercialize Grid Defender®?

94) Could a Grid Defender® prototype have dual purpose at demonstration and training?

95) What are potential collateral benefits of a working prototype?

96) Are their advantages to a particular location of a prototype?

97) Is it practical to equip transmission towers with means to self-elevate remotely?

98) Why are transmission towers more critical than distribution poles?

99) What is the missioner of Grid Defender®, Inc.?

100) Does Grid Defender® have a definitive strategic plan?

If you have additional questions, please contact us.