Video: Variable frequency transformers allow PJM to power NYC

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Amid the roar of trucks and cars and in the shadow of the New Jersey Turnpike, GE engineers recently lowered the last of three 100-ton variable frequency transformers into the Linden, N.J. cogeneration plant, which is owned by GE’s energy investment arm, GE Energy Financial Services.

These giant rotors will allow power from the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Maryland transmission system to flow into New York City. Each of the three variable frequency transformers, a GE smart grid technology, will facilitate the transmission of up to 100 MW of power – for a total of 300 MW. This electricity will help stabilize New York City’s power grid and will provide flexibility for utilities.

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