FirstEnergy hires Eaton to equip power plants

This project will allow the Eastlake plant to continue to provide an important service to regional electric consumers after it stops generating electricity in September

Power management company Eaton agreed with FirstEnergy Corp. to provide engineering services and equipment for Units 1-3 at FirstEnergy’s Eastlake, Ohio power plant.

Through this multi-million dollar contract, Eaton’s Electrical Services and Systems team will supply turnkey project management and equipment conversions that enhance grid stability and reliability. The project is part of FirstEnergy’s Energizing the Future initiative, which includes a series of projects to enhance service reliability across its five-state service area.

This project will allow the Eastlake plant to continue to provide an important service to regional electric consumers after it stops generating electricity in September. By retiring coal-fired boilers and converting the generators to synchronous condensers, the plant will be able to adjust conditions on the electric power transmission grid by stabilizing grid voltage.

Eaton has one of the largest and most experienced teams of power system engineers in the industry. Eaton's Electrical Services and Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s life cycle, whether design, build or support.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22 billion. Eaton has about 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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