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ABB lands 30-million Hydro One Networks order


October 24, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

ABB has won a $30-million order from the power utility Hydro One Networks Inc. to provide a turnkey static Var compensator (SVC) solution for a substation serving the Toronto, Ont., area.

“The SVC technology being deployed will help improve grid stability and
deliver reliable, quality power to consumers in the region,” said Peter
Leupp, head of ABB’s Power Systems division. “It will enable more
electricity to be transmitted over the existing network, with minimum
environmental impact.”

ABB will design, supply, install and commission the system, which is
scheduled for completion by 2011. SVC is part of ABB’s group of FACTS
(flexible alternating current transmission systems) technologies. The
company is currently executing two similar projects for Hydro One.

Hydro One owns and operates Ontario’s 29,000 km high-voltage
transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial
customers and municipal utilities, and a 123,000-km low-voltage
distribution system serving about 1.3 million end users and smaller
municipal utilities in the province.

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