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GE upgrades Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation

  • 5 years ago (2019-06-06)
  • David Flin
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GE’s Grid Solutions business has completed key upgrades on Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation’s protection and control systems. GE successfully completed upgrades to three 765kV Fixed Series Compensator (FSC) banks at Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais substation.

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The electrical power transmission system serving much of eastern Canada and northern New England poses unique challenges to the region’s utilities. Much of eastern Canada’s transmission infrastructure is in remote locations, some of which are completely inaccessible except by rail or air. The Montagnais site is one such facility. GE’s FSC technology installed at the Montagnais substation will maintain power transfer capacity, load division, and system stability.

FSC systems make transmission lines function as if they were physically shorter, which helps utilities move power across long distances more efficiently.