Hydro-Québec has awarded Alstom Grid a contract to design, supply and install a 315-kV static var compensator at the Figuery Substation in Amos, Québec.
This substation is critical to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of the province, which is facing growing industrial demand. Reinforcing the transmission system near Amos with proven, power electronics-based Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) equipment will improve the electric transmission capacity of the region.
The Hydro-Québec transmission system comprises 33,630 km (20,897 miles) of lines, 514 substations and interconnections with electric grids in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and the Northeastern U.S. There are 1,682 km (1,045 miles) of lines in the Abitbi-Témiscamingue region of Québec where industrial activities represent approximately 64% of all electricity sales in the area.