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Gas-insulated Switchgear to Strengthen Transmission Infrastructure in New Jersey

Gas-insulated Switchgear to Strengthen Transmission Infrastructure in New Jersey

ABB has won an order worth over $30 million from Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) to supply gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for substations to boost the reliability of transmission infrastructure in New Jersey. ABB’s order includes design, supply and commissioning of ABB’s 550 kV GIS type ELK-3, a compact and modular solution that offers increased reliability and safety.

PSE&G is spending $4 billion between 2014 and 2016 to upgrade its electricity infrastructure to meet demand for electricity that per person has more than doubled since the 1970s. Upgrading the grid is a necessity in a populated area like New Jersey that is focusing on strengthening infrastructure for the state’s expanding high-tech economy. “ABB has supplied GIS to several PSE&G projects and we are delighted to work with them once again,” said Bernhard Jucker, head of ABB’s Power Products division.”Our compact GIS technology will help strengthen the transmission network in the region and facilitate reliable supply of electricity to residential and commercial customers.”

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