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ABB US Substations Business Shifts to Renewables Focus with Two New Projects 

April 25, 2014
ABB has announced the kickoff of two major renewable substation EPC projects in the United States involving wind and solar power.

ABB has announced the kickoff of two major renewable substation EPC projects in the US involving wind and solar power. The wind farm will receive the EPC supply of a collector substation, utilizing its 38-kV MV GIS switchgear technology in the design. This new collector substation will provide the customer with a Generator Step Up transformer complete with high voltage breakers, switches, instrument transformers, capacitor banks and the switchgear featured in a Power Distribution Center (PDC). ABB’s 34.5-kV GIS technology represents a new and exciting solution for the US wind market, embedding ABB in the forefront of this technology.
For a recent utility solar PV power plant located, ABB will provide a turnkey 34.5/230 -kV solar collector substation featuring a new generator step up transformer and a four collector feeder design with interconnection into an adjacent utility switchyard. This project positions ABB as a key global supplier for EPC interconnection substations and power products for the solar marketplace.

ABB is the world’s leading supplier of power substation projects, delivering more than 5,500 substations rated up to 1100 kV since 1900. Substations are the key element for transmission and distribution of electrical energy.

The focus of the Substations business, a business unit of ABB’s Power Systems division, is to build on the current backlog of Renewables projects and use the success of these projects as a showcase of ABB’s ability to provide unmatched value through innovative technologies and expert project execution.

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