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Power automation group ABB commissioned a power solution that will control the flow of power and enhance grid stability in the state of Michigan.
ABB’s HVDC Light (high-voltage direct current) technology controls the power flow between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Furthermore it provides dynamic voltage support, thereby increasing regional grid reliability and also enabling integration of additional wind power. The HVDC Light station has been commissioned on schedule and handed over to the customer, American Transmission Co. (ATC).
ABB designed, supplied and installed the 200 MW back-to-back HVDC Light station in Upper Michigan. An HVDC back-to-back system comprises two HVDC converters connected directly to each other, without any DC transmission line, making it possible to fully control the power transfer through the connection.