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GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business has been contracted to provide its Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) to help the City of Los Angeles, California, meet its renewable energy goals.
As the primary technology subcontractor on the $75-million project led by Beta Engineering California, GE will provide four new Fixed Series Capacitor (FSC) systems at two Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) switching stations. The new FSC banks will add 475 MW of capacity, allowing for more stable renewable energy use as part of LA’s Green New Deal to transition to 100% renewable energy.
The agreement includes the replacement of two obsolete FSC systems on two parallel transmission lines plus the addition of two new FSC systems. The FSCs will be located at LADWP’s McCullough and Victorville switching stations. The project includes the demolition of the existing series capacitors, as well as the design, engineering, procurement, installation, integration, training, and commissioning of the new FSC banks and associated equipment. The work is expected to be substantially completed within the next two and a half years.
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