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The flexible alternating current transmission system product line from GE's Digital Energy business was awarded several key customer orders in the second half of 2013.

Over the next 12 to 18 months, GE says it will be working with the following utilities from around the world to install and commission series compensation systems:

- San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) East County (ECO) substation project. GE's scope of work for the project includes a 500 kV, 449 MVAr gapless series bank on an engineered equipment package (EEP) basis (including commissioning support). Beta Engineering California LP will administer the construction and overall site management for the job. The primary application of the series compensation system is to provide compensation between SDG&E's new ECO substation and its existing Miguel substation.

- Florida Keys Cooperative. GE's work includes a 138 kV, 56 MVAr gapless series bank on an EEP basis (including commissioning support). The bank will be installed in the Islamorada substation located near the coast. UC Synergetic is the prime contractor for the project.

- Energia Argentina Sociedad Anonima. GE will be working with Isolux-Cartellone, its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Puerto Madryn substation. GE will provide engineering, project management and series capacitor equipment for a 500 kV, 378 MVAr series compensation system.

- NorthWestern Energy (Montana). The scope of GE's work on the project includes EPC of a 230 kV, 117 MVAr gapless series bank. In addition, GE will provide factory testing and installation of the series bank. The system will be used to increase the power flow on the Mill Creek-Peterson transmission line when the series capacitors are inserted.

- Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). GE will be upgrading four dual-segmented banks in the 15-state WAPA region over the next four years - starting with the Maxwell substation this year, followed by the Olinda North and South substations, and finishing with the Tracy substation in 2017. An upgrade to bank platforms and ground controls is planned for each substation.


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