ABB wins $50m order to make Quebec’s grid more energy efficient

ABB has won an order worth over $50 million from Hydro-Québec to upgrade vital components of the utility’s ultra-high voltage transmission system that helps transport clean hydroelectric power from North to South Quebec. The order was booked in the third quarter.

The two SVCs (Static Var Compensators) in the Nemiscau substation, about 1,000 kilometers north of Montreal, provide fast-acting reactive power compensation in the 735 kilovolt electricity network. The upgrades are scheduled to be completed by 2014.

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