Three FSC banks control and protection systems have been upgraded by GE at one of Hydro Quebec substation

by Jun 5, 2020

Hydro Quebec’s Montagnais Substation has Fixed Series Capacitors system originally installed by Siemens in 1993. The system control and protection system needed some upgrades and contract for these was awarded to GE. This indicates GE capability to upgrade FSC banks provided by other OEMs. GE has also replaced yard equipment (capacitor banks) for various utilities in North America which were earlier installed by GE’s competitor. Canada hasn’t been a very welcoming market from FSC standpoint. But GE can be clearly seen maintaining its footprint. Link to the news: