Brazilian utilities Copel, Eletrosul, build transmission 'ring'

Sponsored by

Brazilian utilities Eletrosul and Copel have completed work on a transmission 'ring' that they say reinforces power supply to the country's south, according to Business News Americas.

The project was concluded with the opening of the 90-mile Cascavel Oeste-Umuarama extension in Paraná state, according to a statement by Eletrosul.

The final 230 kV line includes 367 transmission towers, crossing the municipalities of Alto Piquiri, Cafelândia, Cascavel, Formosa do Oeste, Iracema do Oeste, Jesuítas, Nova Aurora, Perobal, Santa Tereza do Oeste and Umuarama.

Investment in the extension totaled $36 million.

"This reinforces the south-southeast interconnection... and concludes a supply ring that guarantees transmission from several directions," Eletrosul said.

The Cascavel Oeste-Umuarama line was built by the Costa Oeste Energia consortium, in which Copel owns 51 percent and Eletrosul 49 percent.

Work also included an expansion of the Cascavel Oeste substation and a new 300 MVA substation at Umuarama Sul.

Sponsored by

Most Popular Articles


CURRENT MAGAZINE ISSUE

September 2014
Volume 18, Issue 8
file

Utility Products Topics

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

WEBCASTS

There is no current content available.

UTILITY PRODUCTS BUYERS' GUIDE

POWER INDUSTRY JOBS

Industry Company Pages

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

BUYER'S GUIDE PRODUCTS

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.