Eaton to upgrade power transformers at four US hydropower plants

USA, Pennsylvania: Power management company Eaton has been awarded contracts for life extension and electrical modernization projects at four hydropower facilities in Kentucky and Tennessee.

The scope of the projects includes the design, manufacturing, delivery, installation and commissioning of electrical distribution, protection and safety systems at the Old Hickory, Barkley, Dale Hollow and Laurel hydroelectric sites, the company stated in a press release.

Electrical equipment will be replaced with new technology including power transformers, high-voltage circuit breakers, motor control centers and innovative arc flash safety solutions.

The contracts have been awarded by Aponte Power Services and will help the dams along the Cumberland River continue generating sustainable electricity to meet residential and industrial electrical needs.

Source: Eaton

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