ABB US Substations business shifts to renewables focus with two new projects

substation transformer switchgear ABB
Sponsored by

Substation projects: The wind farm will receive the EPC supply of a Collector Substation, utilizing its 38kV 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 adjacent utility switchyard. This project positions ABB as a key global supplier for EPC interconnection substations and power products for the solar marketplace.
ABB has become a key supplier of renewable interconnections to the grid. ABB’s global utility experience and product technology and engineering expertise in substations provides the value that this growing market segment requires.

ABB is the world’s leading supplier of power substation projects, delivering more than 5,500 substations rated up to 1100kV 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 ABB¹s ability to provide unmatched value through innovative technologies and expert project execution.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 30,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering and other major facilities.

For more information about ABB or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide.

Sponsored by

Most Popular Articles


April 2014
Volume 18, Issue 4

Utility Products Topics

Transmission & Distribution
                       Vehicles & Accessories
Tools & Supplies   Safety
Line Construction & Maintenance   Test & Measurement


There is no current content available.



Industry Company Pages

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and articles from some of the prominent utility product companies and resources.


Meter Socket Jumpers - Perfect for Submetering Applications

AEP’s Meter Socket Jumper offers a safe and easy means of bypassing a meter socket. The Socket Jumper can be used with either Ringless or Ring style Meters.

Meter Socket Converter

AE Product’s Meter Socket Converter (CNV) converts various Meter Forms to fit the desired application. 14S, 15S or 16S Socket to accept 2S Meter. Optional features available.

Service Disconnect Adapter with Electronic Meter Energizing

AEP’s Service Disconnect Adapter disconnects customer load but maintains power to the electronic meter. The meter maintains reading and communications links for AMR/AMI operations while only disabling the load side.