ABB launches world´s most powerful extruded HVDC cable system
525 kV voltage (previous highest installed 320 kV) sets world record more than doubling power flow to 2600 MW (from 1000 MW) and extending range to 1500 km for more cost effective, efficient and reliable underground and subsea transmission while keeping losses to below 5 percent.
Regional fire officials requested SDG&E to send its Erickson Air-Crane, the Sun Bird, to help fight a fast-moving brushfire near the U-S Mexico border. The Sun Bird made several water drops on the Cowboy Fire, which started Sept. 2, 2010 and burned more than 800 acres near the communities of Campo and Potrero before being contained four days later.
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A Remarkable Journey - Transportation of the world's largest HVDC transformers
ABB is building the Rio-Madeira HVDC power super-highway that will bring clean hydropower from Porto Velho in the northwest to São Paulo, Brazil's main economic center covering a distance of more than 2,500 kilometers, making it the world's longest power transmission link. Transformers constitute one of the key products that will enable efficient and reliable power flow.
As part of its ongoing effort to improve the safety and reliability of its electric system, PG&E routinely uses a specialized helicopter to wash a targeted set of power lines that tend to accumulate significant amounts of contamination throughout the year such as dirt, salt and bird excrement.
JM Test Systems, Inc. wrote: The Raptor sets a new standard for the design of primary injection test equipment. Leading edge technology and superior engineering have been combined into a small, yet powerful and remarkably portable package to make electrical commissioning and maintenance jobs safer, more accurate, and far more efficient.