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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. CenterPoint Energy to build, upgrade transmission facilities to serve LNG project

    The nearly $80 million transmission project includes a new 345/138kV substation and multiple 138kV transmission system upgrades 

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    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

  3. Abengoa to upgrade transmission line in California

    The contract involves the reconductoring of a total of 32 kilometers of a 230 kV transmission line, as well as the upgrade of existing substations

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    Wed, 8 May 2013

  4. Bonneville Power Administration to upgrade transmission at Grand Coulee Dam

    The Bureau of Reclamation will spend 18 months project in late 2013 upgrading a '70s-era relay system

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    Tue, 9 Apr 2013

  1. LIPA to upgrade transmission line

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    Thu, 19 Jul 2012

  2. ABB to upgrade transmission station in Vermont

    Global power and automation technology group ABB has received a $20 million contract from Vermont Electrical Power Company to upgrade a high-voltage direct current transmission station in the U.S. The work will facilitate the transfer of hydroelectric power from Canada.

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    Thu, 19 May 2011

  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. W. Va. transmission lines approved for $173M in upgrades

    Plans to upgrade transmission facilities in the Kanawha Valley has been approved by the West Virginia Public Service Commission.

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    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

  5. PSE&G announces transmission upgrade project in New Jersey

    Public Service Electric and Gas Company announced it will seek approval from the New Jersey Board of Utilities for the North Central Reliability Project, which would upgrade transmission lines and substations from existing 138,000-volt power to 230,000-volt power in the northern and central regions ...

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    Tue, 15 Mar 2011

  6. 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

  7. FirstEnergy to close 3 Ohio coal-fired power plants

    A FirstEnergy spokeswoman issued a statement on Tuesday that says the three deactivated plants will be secured in a safe and environmentally compliant condition.

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    Tue, 14 Apr 2015

  8. Appalachian Power unit files to rebuild Kanawha Valley transmission lines

    The filing addressed a key part of the project, the rebuilding of about 52 miles of existing transmission lines and the installation of associated electrical components

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    Thu, 26 Sep 2013

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