in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

ABB says it has won an order worth around $36 million from public electric utility Sharyland Utilities LP to supply and install a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) converter station in Texas.

The 150 MW back-to-back HVDC converter station will be built in Mission, Texas, where an identical installation was delivered by ABB in 2007. The two stations, part of the Railroad DC Tie Expansion project, will work in parallel to provide a transmission capacity of up to 300 MW. According to ABB, this will increase the power transfer capacity between Texas and Mexico and secure power supply.

ABB will design, engineer, supply and install the converter station, including high-voltage equipment such as power transformers and thyristor valves. The station is scheduled to go into operation in 2014.




Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

Does Income Determine Who Benefits The Most From Smart Grids?

According to the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, low-income consumers may be at a disadvantage.


Accenture And Siemens Form Smart Grid Joint Venture

OMNETRIC Group will help utilities improve energy efficiency, grid operations and reliability.


Maine Public Utilities Commission: Smart Meters Are Safe

According to a report by the commission, there is no direct link between smart meters and health issues.


Report: Global Solar Deployment Topped Wind In 2013

Research firm Clean Edge finds that solar surpassed wind for the first time since it began tracking international markets in 2000.


HEM Is Key For Utilities To Maintain A Competitive Edge

According to a report by Lux Research, automated meters, electricity rates and renewable energy are crucial to the success of home energy management.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id