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  1. ABB to Supply Transformers and Circuit Breakers to Upgrade Quebec Grid

    ABB has won orders totaling more than $85 million to upgrade transmission infrastructure for Canada’s Hydro-Québec (HQ). The contracts will upgrade the utility’s 800-kV air-insulated switchgear substation and transmission grid with circuit breakers, power transformers, and shunt reactors, to support increased demand in the region, along with the integration of new sources of renewable energy.   Hydro-Québec operates one of the largest 800-kV networks in the world, with much of the network’s infrastructure developed in the 1960s and 1970s. As part of the project, ABB will design, deliver, and commission circuit breakers with polymeric insulators to enhance safety and robustness. It will also design, manufacture, and deliver 450-megavolt-ampere (MVA) autotransformers and 735-kV shunt reactors. Circuit breakers are a vital component of substations and are essential for safe, reliable, and efficient switching operations. Transformers are integral components of an electrical grid and essential for the efficient and safe conversion of electricity between different voltage systems. “We are pleased to continue supporting Hydro-Québec, in their ongoing efforts to strengthen Canada’s power infrastructure,” said Claudio Facchin, President of ABB’s Power Grids division. “ABB’s leading-edge technologies will help boost the integration of renewables, deliver additional power, and enhance transfer of electricity over long distances. Ultra-high voltage transmission is a key focus area within our Next Level strategy and a key differentiator for ABB.”

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    Fri, 23 Sep 2016

  2. LIPA to upgrade transmission line

    The line is about 10.6 miles long and uses about 170 structural poles. The width of the right-of-way is about 100 feet

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    Thu, 19 Jul 2012

  3. PPL Electric to invest $450MM to upgrade transmission and distribution systems

    PPL Electric Utilities plans more than $450 million in capital investments this year in its transmission and distribution system to improve reliability, strengthen its aging infrastructure, and upgrade facilities in certain areas due to increased demand.

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    Wed, 9 Mar 2011

  4. FirstEnergy to close 3 northeast Ohio coal-burning plants

    FirstEnergy will close three coal-burning power plants on Wednesday as part of a company plan to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on emissions of mercury and other air pollutants.

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    Tue, 14 Apr 2015