ABB wins hydropower project in Yukon

Orlando, Fla., December 14, 2010 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, will supply mechanical, electrical, and automation equipment for Yukon Energy Corporation’s Mayo B hydroelectric project, located on the Mayo River, in the Yukon, Canada.

Yukon Energy is undertaking the project to support the Yukon’s growing demand for electricity by enhancing existing hydro infrastructure to increase the power that can be generated at the site from the current five MW to 15 MW.

Yukon Energy is planning for the future by ensuring there is a secure and continuous supply of clean, affordable energy, and the Mayo B project will support this.

ABB is executing the project as part of a strategic alliance with Chongqing Yunhe Hydropower Group, one of the world’s leading turbine suppliers in the small hydro market, who will be providing the turbines and generators.

ABB will be supplying the excitation system, governor system and various mechanical and electrical auxiliaries for this equipment. In addition, ABB will be providing required site services to ensure the project is operational by the end of 2011.

“Small hydro will play an important role in the future of the power generation mix globally, and ABB’s strong offering in this market will be of great benefit to developers of small hydro projects like the one Yukon Energy is undertaking,” says Gary Shaw, vice president and general manager of Power Generation Canada for ABB.

ABB has an extensive offering for renewable energies, and specifically for hydro, in conjunction with strategic partners, with whom ABB is able to provide complete water to wire solutions.

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