09 Jan '12, 2pm

ABB Gets $50 Million for New Grid Work in Texas

ABB Gets $50 Million for New Grid Work in Texas

Getting renewables to consumers’ light switches and electrical outlets is a lot more challenging than simply plugging them in where fossil and nuclear power plants once were. The static VAR compensator (SVC) is a key part of the new, semiconductor-driven transmission system being designed to meet that challenge. ABB , the power and automation provider, was just awarded a $50 million contract to install four SVCs for Electric Transmission Texas LLC (ETT) as part of the Lone Star State’s Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program. ABB built the world’s biggest cluster of SVCs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (not part of CREZ) in 2008-2009 and is an ongoing presence in the build-out of the CREZ program, a comprehensive transmission system expansion that, when completed in 2014, will facilitate the delivery of electricity generated at remote Texas wind and solar power pla...

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