Electricity is generated in power plants using various fuel sources - some traditional like coal and gas (thermal) and increasingly renewable energies like wind, solar and hydro. The generated electricity is then integrated into the electricity grid and transmitted across distances through overhead, underground and sub-sea cable systems. Once it reaches closer to consumption centers distribution networks carry it through to industrial, household and commercial end users. With a 125 year heritage of technology innovation ABB continues to shape the grid of the future.
2013-12-04: Faial, one of the Azores islands in the mid-Atlantic ocean, has deployed software that will allow it to meet its goal of generating 75 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2018 without destabilizing the network.
2013-12-04: Project allows mid-Atlantic island to boost wind capacity while maintaining stability of grid
2013-11-28: Substations and grid connection to help integrate 228 megawatts of renewable energy from largest onshore wind farm in England and Wales
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