ABB has won orders worth around $45m from leading US utility Oncor, to provide electrical solutions that will increase transmission capacity, ensure grid stability and facilitate the integration of renewable power in Texas.

ABB’s flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) will be incorporated into the

Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program, which aims to increase the contribution of renewable energy in Texas by up to 18 GW. Completion of the transmission systems within CREZ will allow energy customers in the region to benefit from one of the world’s largest wind generation installations.wind power in Texas and help improve grid reliability in the region,” said Brice Koch, head of ABB’s Power Systems division.

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