Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has successfully commissioned the upgraded 42-year-old Eel River HVDC back-to-back power station in New Brunswick, Canada.
This upgraded link was handed over to customer NB Power to secure a reliable power exchange between the New Brunswick and Hydro Quebec grids.
ABB replaced the existing power equipment originally installed in 1972 and installed the latest converter valves and most recent MACH control and protection system.
“In addition to enhancing grid reliability and power stability, our HVDC solution enables efficient transmission of electricity across this important interconnection. ABB’s flexible MACH control system enables the interface with existing equipment on site,” said Olof Heyman, head of ABB’s HVDC business, a part of the Power Systems division.
ABB’s MACH system is the world's most extensively deployed control solution for HVDC and Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems (FACTS) installations.