Monday, 21 April 2014
masthead+quote+image
Advanced search

Alstom Grid wins contract for Tres Amigas' SuperStation

Electrical transmission company Alstom Grid has been awarded a contract worth approximately €150m (£132.4m) by Tres Amigas to deliver High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter and automation technology, as well as high-availability system maintenance services, for the first stage of the Tres Amigas SuperStation project in New Mexico, US.

The SuperStation power transmission hub will interconnect the three primary electricity grids in the US, the Eastern (Southwest Power Pool), Western (Western Electricity Coordinating Council) and Texas (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) networks.

In addition to strengthening the reliability, transmission efficiency and capacity of the grids, the smart-grid SuperStation will ensure stability when intermittent power sources such as wind, solar and geothermal are harnessed.

Under the contract, Alstom Grid will supply a 750MW, 345kV DC converter scheme for the SuperStation.

Have your say

Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory
Mandatory

My saved stories (Empty)

You have no saved stories

Save this article

Digital Edition

The Engineer March Digital Issue

Poll

The roundtable feature in our current issue looks at issues surrounding graduate recruitment into engineering. Which of the solutions proposed in the feature would make the biggest contribution to boosting the number of graduates finding jobs in engineering and remaining there?

Previous Poll

Europe's largest tidal array in the Pentand Firth off Orkney will eventually generate up to 86MW of power. What will it take for tidal energy to make an appreciable contribution to the UK's energy needs?

Read and comment on the results here