G&W Electric Introduces the World’s First Sub-Transmission Recloser

Revolutionary turnkey solution for utilities to improve system reliability and grid resiliency

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., March 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — G&W Electric, a global supplier of electric power equipment since 1905, today announced the launch of its Viper®-HV Recloser up to 72.5kV. The market’s first high-voltage pole top recloser supports faster overcurrent protection through fault isolation and automatic restoration for temporary faults on overhead sub-transmission lines.

</div><p>"As we’ve seen recently, the fragile state of our nation’s electrical infrastructure has severe consequences to our safety and economy," said John Mueller, chairman and owner of G&amp;W Electric. "We are committed to partnering with utilities to identify vulnerabilities and deliver state-of-the-art solutions like the Viper-HV recloser for functionality right on the sub-transmission lines. Until today, that was only available by installing high-cost substations."</p> <p>Uniquely designed as a self-contained system featuring three-in-one capabilities of a recloser, CTs, and integrated internal voltage sensors, the Viper-HV provides utilities improved performance on a pole to automatically clear temporary faults and isolate only that section of the grid to protect additional lines from going down and preventing an entire region from losing power.</p> <p>The Viper-HV offers utilities installation flexibility through a variety of configurations, including phase-over-phase and cross-arm versions to match existing line infrastructure. G&amp;W Electric offers site-ready designs with pre-installed accessories and flexible solutions tailored to meet environmental challenges.</p> <p>"In an effort to develop the grid of the future, the Viper-HV recloser also offers solutions that will help utilities reduce future cost such as maintenance, replacing equipment and outage penalties," added Mueller.</p> <p>Without the need for oil or gas, the Viper-HV reduces routine maintenance and improves personnel safety. Additionally, the vacuum interrupter and other energized parts are sealed within field proven solid-dielectric insulation, providing optimum operator safety and additional protection to discourage wildlife interference.</p> <p>For additional information on the Viper-HV Recloser, please visit <a href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=3482331-1&amp;h=4271107193&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fc212.net%2Fc%2Flink%2F%3Ft%3D0%26l%3Den%26o%3D3436791-1%26h%3D850254237%26u%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fsolutions.gwelec.com%252Fhigh-voltage%252F%26a%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fsolutions.gwelec.com%252Fhigh-voltage%252F&amp;a=https%3A%2F%2Fsolutions.gwelec.com%2Fhigh-voltage%2F" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://solutions.gwelec.com/high-voltage/</a>.</p> <p><b>About G&amp;W Electric<br/></b>Since 1905, G&amp;W Electric has helped power the world with innovative power grid solutions and products. With the introduction of the first disconnectable cable terminating device in the early 1900s, G&amp;W Electric began to build a reputation for innovative engineered solutions to meet the needs of systems designers. With an ever-present commitment to customer satisfaction, G&amp;W Electric enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality products and superior service. For more information on G&amp;W Electric visit their new website at <a href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=3482331-1&amp;h=2524999863&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fc212.net%2Fc%2Flink%2F%3Ft%3D0%26l%3Den%26o%3D3436791-1%26h%3D2989938560%26u%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.gwelectric.com%252F%26a%3Dwww.gwelectric.com&amp;a=www.gwelectric.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.gwelectric.com</a>. Follow G&amp;W Electric on Twitter <a href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=3482331-1&amp;h=3298265594&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fc212.net%2Fc%2Flink%2F%3Ft%3D0%26l%3Den%26o%3D3436791-1%26h%3D139095546%26u%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ftwitter.com%252FGW_Electric%26a%3D%2540GW_Electric&amp;a=%40GW_Electric" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">@GW_Electric</a> and on <a href="https://c212.net/c/link/?t=0&amp;l=en&amp;o=3482331-1&amp;h=3030669014&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Fc212.net%2Fc%2Flink%2F%3Ft%3D0%26l%3Den%26o%3D3436791-1%26h%3D3216236057%26u%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.linkedin.com%252Fcompany%252Fg%2526w-electric-co-%252F%26a%3DLinkedIn&amp;a=LinkedIn" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">LinkedIn</a>.</p> <div id="prni_dvprnejpg7d8aleft" dir="ltr" style="width: 100%; text-align: left;"><img id="prnejpg7d8aleft" style="width: 400px; height: 112px;" title=" " src="https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1600848/GW_Electric_Logo.jpg" alt=" " align="middle"/></div><p> </p> <p>SOURCE G&amp;W Electric</p> </div> </body> </html>

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