Dynamic Thermal Line Rating: Using the Weather to Increase Transmission Line Capacity


As more renewable generation is being added to the grid, utilities are looking for solutions to integrate the new generation without adding new infrastructure.  One potential solution is to use Dynamic Thermal Line Rating (DTLR).  DTLR uses actual weather conditions to calculate a real-time thermal rating, compared to using conservative assumptions to calculate a static rating. This presentation will provide a brief overview of what DTLR is and the current state of the art, along with the DTLR research presently being conducted at the University of Calgary.

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  Date and Time




  • 110 - 12th Avenue SW
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Canada
  • Building: TransAlta "T1" building
  • Room Number: T1-Auditorium
  • Co-sponsored by TransAlta
  • Starts 22 November 2019 05:00 PM
  • Ends 16 January 2020 11:59 PM
  • All times are Canada/Mountain
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Leanne Dawson, MSc

Leanne Dawson, MSc


Leanne Dawson received her BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary in 2013 and 2016, respectively. She is currently a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary. Both her MSc and PhD have been focused on researching the implementation of Dynamic Thermal Line Rating, and she has multiple publications on this subject.

Address:Calgary, Alberta, Canada


  • 5:45pm: Doors open
  • 5:45-6:20pm: Networking and a Light Meal
  • 6:20-6:30pm: Opening comments
  • 6:30-8:25pm: Main presentation
  • 8:25-8:30pm: Closing comments