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New shunt reactors and autotransformers for Spanish grid


 Switzerland, Zurich: ABB has received orders to supply gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and shunt reactors to Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the transmission agent and operator of the Spanish electricity system, to support the upgrade of the electricity transmission infrastructure on the Canary Islands.

As part of this upgrade project, ABB will design, supply and commission 145 kV and 72 kV GIS to be installed in three indoor substations located on the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, as well as three shunt reactors 6 MVAr 72 kV and one 9 MVAr 132 kV to be installed in the same indoor substations, the manufacturer said in a statement.

In addition to this project, ABB will support REE with their upgrade of the mainland electricity transmission infrastructure with seven single phase 200 MVA 420 kV autotransformers.

Source: ABB