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    Power Solutions for Alaska Since 1986

    Since our beginnings in 1986, we have prided ourselves on our long-term customer relationships in both industrial and utility business sectors. We consider the productivity of our customers our highest priority.
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    24 March 2014

    Huntley and Associates, LLC awarded contract for Kodiak Electric PowerStore Systems

    ABB has been awarded a contract with Kodiak Electric Association to install (2) 1MW PowerStore (flywheel and inverter) systems on Kodiak Island.

    The project has been designed to address and mitigate two key transients on the grid:
    - Cyclical demand of the crane at the port (peak lopping)
    - Intermittencies from the 9MW wind farm connected to the grid

    The two PowerStore units are due to be commissioned Q4 of 2014.


    3 February 2014

    Huntley and Associates, LLC awarded contract for ML&P High Voltage Breakers

    ML&P has finalized their contract with ABB to provide (15) 115kV Circuit Breakers for Plant 2 Generation Station. The contract includes delivery through 2017 and represents a major overhaul of ML&P's Plant 2 as they continue to expand and grow over the next five years.


    2 January 2014

    Save the Date - ABB Automation & Power World 2015

    Mark your calendars to attend ABB's Automation & Power World 2015 in Houston, Texas March 2 - 5, 2015. Automation & Power World is an annual four day program consisting of educational workshops, technical training, customer case studies, application workshops, and panel discussions. This year's 130,000 sq. ft.Technology & Solution Center features the latest technology by ABB and our technology partners.

    Who Should Attend?

    Current and future users of ABB’s broad range of industry focused automation and power solutions including: control systems and products, software applications, instrumentation, robots, transformers, power products, circuit protection devices, wire management, power factor and harmonic correction, machine safety, drives, motors, generators, power electronic systems and performance services. Join us at Automation & Power World 2013 and collaborate with over 4,000 technicians, engineers, managers and executives to grow your business.

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    15 December 2013

    HUNTLEY AND ASSOCIATES, LLC ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL ABB USERS' CONFERENCE

    One of the major economic challenges to delivering electrical energy in Alaska is providing adequate, reliable electrical infrastructure in Alaska’s extreme environment and across its wide geographical expanse. For utilities on the Railbelt system, there may be opportunities to access lower cost energy from efficient gas generation facilities and renewables which cannot be realized due to unreliable transmission infrastructure and insufficient path redundancy. For remote Alaska villages, high-cost electricity from local diesel-based generation could be displaced with renewables and distant, lower-cost generation if adequate transmission and storage infrastructure were available. For the oil & gas industry, aging infrastructure and project economics demand a more efficient and optimized electrical infrastructure for continued profit and growth on Alaska’s North Slope.

    The need for advanced electrical and storage infrastructure is no greater than anywhere else than in Alaska.

    ABB has maintained a steady research and development program of electrical transmission and storage infrastructure to meet these unique needs. From Grid Stability to Partnering for Improved Productivity, the 2014 ABB Users’ Conference will explore the Next Generation Integration that will help your organization meet the needs of tomorrow.

    Learn more about ABB’s advanced technologies for Grid Stability, including:

    - PowerStore for maximum integration of renewables and fossil-based generation, and enhancement of network stability
    - HVDC Light Transmission for operation with weak AC networks
    - Conversion of single-circuit AC lines to HVDC for up to three times increased power transfer and double-circuit redundancy

    Learn about the advantages in Partnering for Improved Productivity and how your project can save costs and optimize your project plan utilizing:

    - Resource Allocation
    - Communication
    - Engineering Support
    - Project Management
    - Design Interfaces
    - Project Execution Plan

    Please, mark your calendar and plan to attend our 2014 ABB Users’ Conference in Anchorage, AK on Wednesday, February 5, 2014!

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    17 November 2013

    ABB Provides Generators for Eklutna Generation Station



    17.1 megwatt Wartsilla enginess will power the Eklutna Generation Station utilizing ABB generators. The new power plant will house ten engines in all and will have room for another two as demand increases.

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    3 June 2013

    Huntley and Associates, LLC awarded contract for Eklutna Generation Station DCS

    ABB has been awarded a contract with Matanuska Electric Association to provide our complete Symphony Plus Control System, inclusive or all hardware, software, engineering and project management, for their Eklutna Generation Station.

    MEA chose ABB's Symphony Plus Distribution Control System for several advantages it offer:
    - Fully integrated common Engineering Tool
    - Integrated Short and Long Term Historian included with no yearly licensing fees
    - Includes industires current and highly rated EEMUS 191-based Alarma and Events Management System
    - Comprehensive range of reporting
    - Simplified operator interaction for more reliable control
    - Hi-resolution graphics, trends and faceplates
    - Failure analysis support
    - State of the art security features
    - Life cycle management and investment protection - ABB's policy of 'Evolution with Obsolescence'

    This cricitical component of the EGS powerplant is due to be commissioned Q2 of 2014.


    25 February 2013

    MIT Technology Review names ABB on its list of Top 50 global innovators

    MIT Technology Review, the official science and technology journal of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), named ABB to its 2013 list of top 50 global innovators.

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, was cited for a technology breakthrough in 2012 that solved a 100-year-old electrical engineering puzzle and paved the way for a new generation of highly efficient and reliable power transmission grid. After years of research, ABB developed the world’s first circuit breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC). It combines very fast mechanics with power electronics, and will be capable of interrupting power flows equivalent to the output of a large power station within 5 milliseconds - that is 30 times faster than the blink of a human eye.

    The breakthrough removes a 100-year-old barrier to the development of DC transmission grids, which will enable the efficient integration and exchange of renewable energy sources on a large scale and enable the construction of a new more efficient grid able to transport electricity over very long distances. DC grids will also enhance the reliability and capacity of existing AC (alternating current) networks. ABB is in discussions with power utilities to identify pilot projects for the new development.

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    2 January 2013

    Huntley and Associates, LLC Announces first annual ABB Users' Conference

    Mark your calendar for the 2013 ABB Users' Conference held in Anchorage, AK at the Embassy Suites February 6 & 7!

    What is it?

    The ABB Users' Conference is an annual, no-cost program consisting of educational workshops, technical training, customer case studies, and more. Drawing on over 100 years of experience, research & development, and our extensive product portfolio, the 2013 ABB Users' Conference brings to Alaska experts on energy management, plant productivity, safety and control, asset management, and much more.

    Who should attend?

    Integrating ABB's core businesses of power and automation, the 2013 ABB Users' Conference is designed for industrial and commercial customers, as well as electric, gas, and water utilities. Current and future users of automation and power solutions - including control systems and products, software applications, transformers, power products, circuit protection devices, power factor and harmonic correction, machine, safety, drives, motors, generators, power electronic systems, and performance services - should plan to attend.

    Learn worldwide best practices that help your organization expand capacity and reliability, become more competitive and energy efficient, and increase productivity!
    REGISTER NOW, seating is limited!


    21 November 2012

    ABB Announces Distribution & Transmission Protection and Control training for 2013

    ABB, global leader in power and automation technologies, is driven by a strong focus on research and development. With a history of over 120 years, the company maintains seven corporate research centers around the world and has continued to invest in R&D through all market conditions.

    The result has been a long track record of innovation. Many of the technologies that underlie our modern society, from high-voltage DC power transmission to a revolutionary approach to ship propulsion, were developed or commercialized by ABB. Today, ABB stands as the largest supplier of industrial motors and drives, the largest provider of generators to the wind industry, and the largest supplier of power grids worldwide.

    The resources of ABB are at your organization's disposal. Accordingly, we have scheduled the following distribution automation classes for 2013:

    - EM relays and FT switches
    - Power Systems Protection and Coordination
    - Symmetrical Components and Fault Analysis

    You will also find the following Substation Automation classes:

    - Transmission Line Protection
    - IEC61850 for Protection and Control
    - Relion Series 650/670 Relay and Tools

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    7 November 2012

    ABB Achieves Historical Milestone in Electrical Engineering

    ABB has successfully designed and developed a hybrid DC breaker after years of research, functional testing and simulation in the R&D laboratories. This breaker is a breakthrough that solves a technical challenge that has been unresolved for over a hundred years and was perhaps one the main influencers in the ‘war of currents‘ outcome.

    In terms of significance, this breaker is a ‘game changer’. It removes a significant stumbling block in the development of HVDC transmission grids where planning can start now. These grids will enable interconnection and load balancing between HVDC power superhighways integrating renewables and transporting bulk power across long distances with minimal losses. DC grids will enable sharing of resources like lines and converter stations that provides reliability and redundancy in a power network in an economically viable manner with minimal losses.

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    7 November 2012

    Huntley and Associates, LLC awarded contract for MEA Distribution Transformers

    MEA has finalized their contract with ABB to provide (10) 22MVA transformers in support of their Eklutna Generation Station. The contract includes installation and commissioning of each of the units in eight substations and represents a major overhaul of MEA's system as they continue to expand and grow over the next five years.


    1 November 2012

    Huntley and Associates, LLC is Online!

    We are excited to announce the launch of our website! Huntley and Associates, LLC Online is the portal for contacting us, finding more information on the quality companies we represent, and learning more about the exciting projects we are developing. Check in regularly as we grow with you!


    30 October 2012

    Save the Date - ABB Automation & Power World 2013

    Mark your calendars to attend ABB's Automation & Power World 2013 in Orlando, Florida March 25 - 28, 2013. Automation & Power World is an annual four day program consisting of educational workshops, technical training, customer case studies, application workshops, and panel discussions. This year's 130,000 sq. ft.Technology & Solution Center features the latest technology by ABB and our technology partners.

    Who Should Attend?

    Current and future users of ABB’s broad range of industry focused automation and power solutions including: control systems and products, software applications, instrumentation, robots, transformers, power products, circuit protection devices, wire management, power factor and harmonic correction, machine safety, drives, motors, generators, power electronic systems and performance services. Join us at Automation & Power World 2013 and collaborate with over 4,000 technicians, engineers, managers and executives to grow your business.

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    30 October 2012

    ABB announces Medium Voltage Technology Seminar

    Join us to learn more about leading technology utilized in the Medium Voltage Equipment and Solutions. We will review the application of various technologies designed to prevent personnel injury and equipment damage and improved reliability all while ensuring a lower total cost of ownership.

    This seminar will be technically oriented and suited for those looking to learn more about the following topics:

    · Arc resistant switchgear standards
    · Passive and active arc mitigation technology
    · Vacuum interruption technology
    · Magnetic actuator technology
    · Fault current limiting technology

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    29 October 2012

    ABB Announces 2013 Users' Conference

    ABB Inc is committed to premier training solutions for the generator circuit breaker, gas-insulated switchgear and dead-tank breaker industries. The conference provides an invaluable combination of a classroom atmosphere and hands-on training to achieve the maximum benefit.

    This Year We Are Offering

    · GCB, GIS and DTB seminars and training workshops
    · Customized hands-on training for plant maintenance
    · Overhauls taught by ABB factory-certified field service engineers
    · Courses on Technology Common to All Products Featured
    · Drive Mechanism Theory & Hands-on Training
    · SF6 Gas Technology, Use and Handling
    · Optional field trip to Anaheim, CA substation for GIS Attendees
    · Guest speakers direct from the Swiss, German and USA factories
    · All new group workshops for customer discussions
    · Specialists from Phoenix Electric Control Cabinet factory

    We have prepared a diverse program to better meet the needs of our customers by providing the latest technical and business information along with hands-on workshops geared to specific equipment types and unique applications.

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    16 June 2012

    Huntley and Associates, LLC is expanding!

    Dan Lowe, seven-year member of the Huntley and Associates, LLC team has been appointed Manager Operations/Inside sales. Dan plays a significant role with customer service in addition to managing the day to day activities which are plenty. We are grateful to have someone with Dan’s attention to detail and sensitivity to customer satisfaction performing this role.

    Dan’s contact information:
    dlowe@huntleyandassociates.com
    O 907 276 5747, ext. 2
    C 907 350 9856

    Rob Roys has returned with his family to Alaska and joined the Huntley and Associates, LLC team! We look forward to having him provide his knowledge and experience promoting the customer solution initiatives that are the driving force of our business. As Manager of Business Development, Rob will thread the needle with customers and our brand name supplier resources to include ABB, Baldor, Shallbetter, Primax and Kato. Please join me in welcoming Rob, Amy, and Wayland back to Alaska. We are pleased to have him on board and part of the Huntley and Associates, LLC team.

    Rob’s contact information:
    rroys@huntleyandassociates.com
    O 907 276 5747, ext. 3
    C 907 306 8909


    Chuck Huntley continues his every day responsibility of making sure customers receive the quality products and services each of us would expect if and when we are the customer; connecting the dots between customer and supplier.

    Chuck's contact information:
    chuntley@huntleyandassociates.com
    O 907 276 5747, ext. 1
    C 907 229 1268

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    Huntley and Associates, LLC

    2401 Belmont Dr.
    Anchorage, AK 99517
    Telephone: +1 907 276 5747
    E-mail: rroys@huntleyandassociates.com

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  • Who We Are


    Our Mission Statement

    To be the leading power technology product and service resource in Alaska as perceived by our customers.

    Our History

    Huntley and Associates, LLC has served the Alaska market for the past twenty five years with the same companies and products. We are equally about loyalty to the companies we represent as well as the customers we serve. We are actively involved in the development of oil and gas, military, and mining as well as new growth and expansion projects for the local Alaska utilities. We embrace our relationships with multiple local distributor channels who are instrumental in the long term success of our user customers.

    Testimonials

    What others say about
    huntley and associates, llc

    "Chuck Huntley is the best electrical equipment manufacturer's representative in the State of Alaska. A big part of Chuck's success is that over the years, Chuck visits the manufacturers regularly. Chuck tries to bring value not just process orders. Chuck has helped streamline the vendor documentation process, established procurement agreements that assure competitive prices, but eliminate the cost of bidding, and helped get equipment specifications to accurately reflect the requirements. It has been my pleasure to work with Chuck Huntley for the past 25 years. Chuck has represented his manufacturers well and has helped the Alaskan Oil and Gas Industry."

    - Will E. McBride, Alaskan Oil Industry, PE Electrical Engineering Consultant


    "I have been dealing with Huntley and Associates for more than 20 years. Their dedication and attention to clients' need have been outstanding. They are very responsive to all questions, concerns, and issues associated with the products which they represent."

    - Victor Yep, Anchorage Municipal Light & Power, Sr. Substation Engineer


    "Rob is a fine young man with great energy, lots of ideas, a solid set of tools, and a particular fascination with what is coming in the future of energy. [He] is involved in our business community and [adds] a significant and meaningful voice. He is one of the young guys that I think will play a large [role] in Alaska's Utility world as one generation passes the torch to the next. He is a great guy with a solid company, and a joy to work with."

    - Scott Thompson, WESCO / Potelcom, Alaska District Manager


    "I have worked with Rob over the years in several different capacities. Although his responsibilities have shifted and grown over the years, one thing has been consistent: Rob is an extremely driven customer service oriented individual. With a technical aptitude balanced by a strong business perspective, Rob has cultivated a skill set that presents strong representation for any technically oriented, commercial organization."

    - Graham Stallings, ABB Transformer Service (TRES), Director of Marketing & Sales


    "Rob takes a sincere interest in our business needs and does an outstanding job bringing people and tools together to provide solutions. He is affable, intelligent and dedicated to positive outcomes."

    - Bill Stamm, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Manager of Engineering

  • Battery Energy Storage


    Storing Electrical Energy Efficiently

    Electrical energy cannot be stored directly, but it can be stored in other forms and then converted back to electricity when needed.

    With our range of dynamic Battery Energy Storage Systems, ABB has developed an effective and efficient approach that enables energy produced by either conventional thermal generation or renewable sources to be stored and then made available as required.

    As a major contribution to achieving stringent environmental targets, our battery systems do not emit any CO2 emissions. They also maximize the efficient use of renewable energy sources by reducing their inherent intermittency, facilitating integration into the power chain.

    Systems

    An electrical battery is a combination of one or more electrochemical cells, used to convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.

    Batteries form the main storage component for energy storage systems with a huge range of technologies and chemistries available from single lead acid, to more exotics such as Li-Ion, Ni-Cd sodium sulphur (Nas) and Vanadium redox flow.

    The prime function of the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is to provide spinning reserve in the event of power plant or transmission line equipment failure. For these systems rechargeable batteries are used to store electricity in the form of chemical energy. ABB has different kinds of BESS equipped with the corresponding converter.

  • Key Benefits

    Stability and flexibility

    One of the key benefits of ABB’s Battery Energy Storage Systems is their contribution to maintaining grid stability and flexibility through effective energy storage and power flow management, enhancing grid stability and flexibility and delivering power-on-demand whenever it is needed.

    Harnessing renewables

    The integration of renewable sources without supporting storage technologies exposes the grid to stability issues, due to the inherent intermittency of wind, solar and marine power. The grid integration of renewable energy sources in combination with Battery Energy Storage Systems reduces the intermittency of renewable sources, increasing their capacity factor.

    In addition, energy storage can prevent wastage of excess renewable energy feeding into the grid at times when production is at a peak, but demand is low. Instead, this energy is now stored effectively.

    Power quality

    ABB technology is already used extensively for the management of reactive power, the addition of our Battery Energy Storage Systems provides a further dimension – the management of active power. Our power converter systems have the capability to meet both reactive and active power needs, providing the grid with the flexibility to manage any situation, at any time in the daily demand cycle and for prolonged periods of time.

    Infrastructure

    The integration of Battery Energy Storage Systems into transmission and distribution networks has the potential to provide significant benefits at all points in the power chain.

    ABB’s complete range of Battery Energy Storage Systems is designed to cover all scenarios, from new to existing infrastructure and small to large installations. Our battery systems can improve the power quality of existing grids, helping to prolong their lifespan and therefore their cost-effectiveness.

    Power

    Our wide range of Battery Energy Storage Systems is designed to cover every power range, from tens of kilowatts (kW) to hundreds of megawatts (MW).

    Flexible location

    Our Battery Energy Storage Systems have the flexibility to be installed in any geographical location, temperature and terrain. This way they can be installed in the most appropriate and advantageous position for their use, whatever the local environment.

    Vehicle electrification

    Looking to the future, the increasing use of electric vehicles will have a considerable impact on the demand for electricity and the development of future power grids. The production of electric vehicles is predicted to rise dramatically, as automotive manufacturers look for alternative means of powering their vehicles.

    Integrating ABB’s Battery Energy Storage Systems into existing and new grids will facilitate vehicle electrification programs by ensuring a stable and consistent supply of the electricity vital to charge their onboard batteries.

  • Active Power Chain Management

    As a leader in power and automation, ABB has developed its Battery Energy Storage Systems to actively manage a variety of issues in the power value chain.

    Load Leveling

    The use of energy storage is a natural and effective complement to load levelling that makes it possible to store excess energy produced when demand is low and then make it available when demand is high.

    This approach is particularly useful in industrial applications, where, for example, there may be sufficient energy available for the load, but occasionally, insufficient power. In this case, rather than reinforcing the plant feeder, an energy storage installation can be a more cost-effective and faster to implement solution.

    Peak Power Shaving

    Our Battery Energy Storage Systems offer peak power shaving capabilities by delivering stored energy to the grid during periods of high demand, reducing the burden on the distribution network. This effectively reduces the gap between peak and average demand, improving the overall efficiency with which the electrical energy is used.



    Power Smoothing

    Power smoothing to prevent sudden surges or drops in power supply is another key advantage of our Battery Energy Storage Systems. The stored energy smoothes out any erratic power from intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar power plants, so that the utility receives constant and consistent power.

    Islanding

    In islanding applications, energy stored in our storage systems can be used to supply network power to a section of the grid, whenever utility power is not available.

    Dynamic Frequency Control

    Regulation of grid frequency within pre-set limits is another key area of demand management to avoid power supply interruptions due to the whole grid “slowing down”.

    Our Battery Energy Storage Systems can ensure effective grid frequency management by absorbing power when the frequency is too high and injecting power when the frequency is too low.

  • Finding the Optimum Solution

    As a global leader in power and automation technology, we offer customers a high level of support, knowledge and expertise to help them find the optimum storage solution to meet their individual power challenges.

    Whatever the power issues, age of infrastructure or geographical location, our world-class consultancy ensures the delivery of the best technical solution to meet each specific need, enabling customers to benefit from maximized value generation and return on investment.

    Solutions for every energy storage need

    Our extensive portfolio of distributed Battery Energy Storage Systems includes customized turnkey battery energy storage systems, seamlessly integrated into the power system, as well as advanced integrated power converters, with and without batteries.

    Our solutions cover every power requirement, from tens of kilowatts up to hundreds of megawatts.

    Independent of battery technology

    We work with multiple battery technologies drawn from a number of different world-class manufacturers to ensure that we are independent of battery technology. This independence enables us to deliver the optimum combination of energy storage and power technologies that provides a perfect match for each customer’s application.

    Consultancy approach

    ABB’s consultancy services ensure that the Battery Energy Storage Systems we deliver are fully optimized for all the different roles they are required to fulfil, while also complying with all necessary economic, environmental and regulatory parameters.

    Our energy storage solutions can make an immediate impact in helping customers to improve their current system reliability, steady state, transient and short circuit performance. They also ensure that the network is fully prepared to meet the power needs of the future.

    Dynamic Frequency Control

    Regulation of grid frequency within pre-set limits is another key area of demand management to avoid power supply interruptions due to the whole grid “slowing down”.

    Our Battery Energy Storage Systems can ensure effective grid frequency management by absorbing power when the frequency is too high and injecting power when the frequency is too low.



    Our offering

    · DynaPeaq®
    · Energy Storage Modules (ESM)
    · Battery Energy Storage
    · Substations

  • Applications Around the World

    As a global leader in power and automation technology, we offer customers a high level of support, knowledge and expertise to help them find the optimum storage solution to meet their individual power challenges.


    Applications for ABB’s Battery Energy Storage Systems are already being realized with customers around the world employing our advanced technology to solve a series of different challenges.

    The wide-ranging installations detailed below, demonstrate the scope of applications, benefits and advantages of our technology and expertise in real world energy storage installations.


    Spinning reserve solution provides back-up electricity in Alaska

    Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) operates and maintains over 3,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines and 35 substations in the Alaska region.

    ABB applied battery storage technology to create a spinning reserve solution that provides back-up electricity for GVEA when necessary.

    In 2003, we commissioned a power converter system solution, using nickel cadmium batteries, to supply power at 27 MW for 15 minutes and 46 MW for 5 minutes, which allows ample time for local generation to come online.

    Alaskan winters frequently experience temperatures that fall as low as -52 °C, so our battery energy storage solution was also specifically designed to operate reliably at these extremely cold temperatures.

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    Battery energy storage increases the role of renewables

    Falbygdens Energi is a Swedish utility which already has a significant proportion of wind power connected to the grid in the Swedish city of Falköping.

    ABB was selected to supply an innovative dynamic energy storage solution for the utility’s power distribution network, to maximise the integration of renewables into the power chain.

    For this project, ABB utilized its battery energy storage expertise to store locally produced energy from wind turbines to create a storage capacity of 75 kW in cycles of up to 60 minutes. The stored energy will then be used to stabilize the grid and help balance peak loads during the day.

    This project is a key step in evaluating the role of energy storage technology and the further integration of renewable energies and evolution of smarter grids. The solution will also be used to investigate the feasibility of deploying the stored energy as auxiliary power for the charging of electrical vehicles.

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  • ABB Smart Grid CoE

    Smart Grid Center of Excellence

    The ABB Smart Grid COE, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, provides utilities a single point of contact to leverage ABB's proven expertise as a worldwide Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) system provider. The COE displays many of the products and solutions from ABB's smart grid portfolio and allows utilities to get engaged with live functional demonstrations of cutting-edge smart grid technologies.

    Watch the virtual tour below to see what the ABB Smart Grid Centre of Excellence has to offer. For more information about the COE or to schedule a live tour, visit the COE web site or contact us at Huntley and Associates, LLC.


    VIRTUAL TOUR


  • Tomorrow's HVDC Grid


    The Solution

    HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) and HVDC Light

    HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) and HVDC Light® are systems for transmission of electric power. Both systems are applied to meet special requirements in power grids, and consist of a cable or line for direct current and two (or more) converter stations.

    This page will try to explain where HVDC and HVDC Light can be used and what the benefits are.

    With a few exceptions, all power lines you see in your surroundings carry alternating current (AC) that oscillates with 50 or 60 cycles per second - whether they are for (extra) high voltage, for medium voltage or for the low voltage distribution grid. These lines form a large interconnected network that ties the power generation plants (coal, gas, nuclear, hydro, wind, etc.) to the consumers.

    But where does HVDC come in? It is used to interconnect separate power systems, where traditional alternating current (AC) connections can not be used.

    The classical HVDC technique was first introduced in Sweden (Gotland link) in 1954 by ASEA (a founding company of ABB). Today there are over 100 projects in all parts of the world. Typically, a classical HVDC transmission has a power of more than 100 Megawatt (MW) and many are in the 1,000 - 3,000 MW range. There are classical HVDC transmissions that use overhead lines and that use undersea (and underground) cables (or combinations of cables and lines).

    HVDC Light® can be called "The invisible power transmission" since it is based on underground cables, although over head lines also are a possibility. It is a fundamentally new power transmission technology developed by ABB in the 1990's. HVDC Light uses underground or submarine cables. The technology extends the economical power range of HVDC transmission down to just a few tens of Megawatts (MW). In the upper range, the technology can reach 1,200 MW and ±320 kV.

    In both classical HVDC and HVDC Light it is possible to transmit power in both directions.

    Applications for classical HVDC

    In summary we find the use for classical HVDC in a power system:
    · Long undersea cable links (> 50 km)
    · Long overhead lines (> 600 km)
    · Interconnection of different grids or networks
    · Where control of transmitted power is of importance
    · Combinations of the above
    · Applications for HVDC Light®

    The same applications as for classical HVDC are valid also for HVDC Light, but due to the smaller power rating of HVDC Light, its underground cable technology and its superior controllability, there are many more potential applications than for classical HVDC.

    The fact that it is possible to build a long electric power transmission underground and avoid public opposition and long uncertain approval processes, makes the HVDC Light system very attractive. Some of the HVDC Light applications that are in commercial operation are listed here:

    · Long underground cable link (70 km Gotland HVDC Light) from a wind park (Sweden).
    · Long underground cable links (59 km Terranora interconnector & 180 km Murraylink) between different grids (Australia)
    · Undersea cable link (40 km Cross Sound Cable) to Long Island (NY, USA)
    · Long undersea cable link (70 km Troll A) to feed power to an offshore gas production platform (Norway)
    · Interconnection of different grids (Eagle Pass)(USA)

    One of the characteristics of HVDC Light is its superior ability to stabilize the AC voltage at the terminals. This is particularly important for wind parks, where the variation in wind speed can cause severe voltage fluctuations.

    HVDC Light has also the potential of becoming the preferred system for power in feeds to cities, for strengthening of power networks in areas where the public is opposed to new overhead lines, and for evacuation of trapped marginal generation resources where a new extra high voltage AC line would be too costly. But this requires thinking outside the box.

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    Overview

    Why HVDC?

    Power stations generate alternating current, AC, and the power delivered to the consumers is in the form of AC. Why then is it sometimes more suitable to use direct current, HVDC, for transmitting electric power?

    Each individual transmission project will display its own set of reasons justifying the choice of HVDC, but the most common arguments favoring HVDC are:

    · Lower losses
    · Long distance water crossing
    · Asynchronous interconnections
    · Controllability
    · Limit short circuit currents
    · Environment
    · Lower investment cost

    In general terms the different reasons for using HVDC can be divided in two main groups, namely:

    1. HVDC is necessary or desirable from the technical point of view (i.e. controllability).
    2. HVDC results in a lower total investment (including lower losses) and/or is environmentally superior.

    Today the environmental aspects are also becoming more important. HVDC is in that respect favorable in many cases, as the environmental impact is less than with AC. This is due to the fact that an HVDC transmission line is much smaller and needs less space than AC lines for the same power capacity.


  • 19th century debate shaped the power industry as we know it today

    Perhaps the biggest technology debate that shaped the power industry was played out in New York in the 19th century: AC (alternating current) versus DC (direct current).

    Tesla vs. Edison

    AC vs. DC

    Few remember the debate itself, but the characters are still well known. You had Thomas Edison (image, right) and GE on one side, pushing for the power transmission and distribution system to be based on DC. On the other side, Nikola Tesla (image, left) and Westinghouse put all their effort into promoting AC. With electricity supplies in their infancy, much depended on choosing the right technology to power homes and businesses across the country.

    This was when the industrial revolution was accelerating in the US and famous men like Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan and others where known for their aggressive industrial growth practices, and the two sides in this conflict didn’t have too many scruples either: DC’s leading supporters often resorted to very questionable marketing practices to exaggerate the dangers of AC.

    But the dirty tricks didn’t help and the War of the Currents was won by AC, which has been the platform for electrical transmission across the world since that time.

    However, New York City, being the battle ground for this war, had already invested in a number of Edison DC installations, and these of course continued to work for many years alongside the growing AC network. It wasn’t until 1927 that New York decided to replace the DC equipment, and it wasn’t until 2007 – just four years ago – that the last of it was removed – a full 125 years after the end of the War of the Currents.

    But while AC was perfectly adequate for the conditions of the day – and for much of the 20th century – the needs of the 21st century are showing its limits. And the irony is that, although Edison lost the battle, his direct current is making a comeback just as New York City has finally rid itself of the standard. Today, it is not a question of AC versus DC, but of AC and DC.

    This is because we are facing a revolution in the way our electricity is produced and used. On the production side, more and more electricity is being generated from renewable sources of energy either in remote areas (hydropower plants in mountains far from urban centers, offshore wind farms) or locally (rooftop solar panels). DC is the only technology that allows power to be transmitted economically over very long distances, and DC is the type of power produced by photovoltaic panels.

    As far as using power is concerned, more and more equipment runs on DC, such as computers, cell phones and LED lights. At the moment, each of these appliances uses its own rectifier to switch power from AC to DC. A much more efficient solution would be to convert the power in a larger rectifier as it enters each building. ABB estimates the savings from using DC instead of AC in buildings could be in the order of 10 to 20 percent.

    Losses could be further reduced by converting power to DC at the substation level and distributing DC power throughout an entire district, or even by transmitting, distributing and using power as DC. For these scenarios some technological challenges remain – such as the development of DC breakers – but will likely be overcome within a few years.

    Batteries are another technology that runs on DC power and there are more and more of these around us storing excess power produced from renewable energy installations during favorable weather conditions and powering electric cars.

    It would be impractical and expensive to implement DC distribution grids where AC distribution grids already exist, but DC may increasingly become the solution of choice in new districts or cities, where new communities are electrified for the first time, and where electrification “islands” (not connected to the main power network) are created. Such islands include new ships and communities generating their own power from renewable resources.

    DC distribution would be particularly attractive for communities using power generated by photovoltaic solar panels, since this is already DC power and currently has to be converted to AC before distribution.

    In addition, DC offers greater capacity per power line, reducing the weight and size of power equipment throughout the grid and home, and can help to improve the reliability of power supplies as it is easier to control the voltage on DC lines and because DC connections do not cascade faults and cause blackouts the way AC lines can do.

    The main benefits of DC based grids would be:

    • Greater energy efficiency
    • Higher power quality
    • Smaller equipment
    • Less complexity and lower costs

    After years of research, ABB has developed the world’s first circuit breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC). The breakthrough removes a 100-year-old barrier to the development of DC transmission grids, which will enable the efficient integration and exchange of renewable energy. DC grids will also improve grid reliability and enhance the capability of existing AC (alternating current) networks. Read more about The Breakthrough

  • The Breakthrough

    ABB solves 100-year-old electrical puzzle – new technology to enable future DC grid

    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced a breakthrough in the ability to interrupt direct current, solving a 100-year-old electrical engineering puzzle and paving the way for a more efficient and reliable electricity supply system.
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    The Hybrid HVDC Breaker

    7 November 2012

    ABB WRITES NEW CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

    ABB has successfully designed and developed a hybrid DC breaker after years of research, functional testing and simulation in the R&D laboratories. This breaker is a breakthrough that solves a technical challenge that has been unresolved for over a hundred years and was perhaps one the main influencers in the ‘war of currents‘ outcome. The ‘hybrid’ breaker combines mechanical and power electronics switching that enables it to interrupt power flows equivalent to the output of a nuclear power station within 5 milliseconds – that’s as fast as a honey bee takes per flap of its wing – and twice as fast as it takes Usain Bolt to react to the starter’s gun! But its not just about speed. The challenge was to do it ‘ultra-fast’ with minimal operational losses and this has been achieved by combining advanced ultrafast mechanical actuators with our inhouse semiconductor IGBT valve technologies or power electronics (watch video: Hybrid HVDC Breaker – How does it work).

    In terms of significance, this breaker is a ‘game changer’. It removes a significant stumbling block in the development of HVDC transmission grids where planning can start now. These grids will enable interconnection and load balancing between HVDC power superhighways integrating renewables and transporting bulk power across long distances with minimal losses. DC grids will enable sharing of resources like lines and converter stations that provides reliability and redundancy in a power network in an economically viable manner with minimal losses. ABB’s new Hybrid HVDC breaker, in simple terms will enable the transmission system to maintain power flow even if there is a fault on one of the lines.

    This is a major achievement for the global R&D team in ABB who have worked for years on the challenge and finally come up with a circuit breaker capable of blocking and breaking DC currents at thousands of amperes and several hundred thousands of volts - corresponding to the average power consumption of one million Europeans ! It amounts to stopping power capable of feeding a large city much faster than an eye blink ! This speed helps protect the DC transmission system and prevent power outages in new low loss compact power superhighways. The next step is to install the breaker in pilot installations.

    HVDC transmission remains a technology of choice for bulk power transmission over long distances with minimum losses. HVDC lines also require less space and are capable of going underground or underwater. Voltage source converter based HVDC applications in embedded AC grids and for offshore connections have grown substantially, in line with quantum leaps in power ratings and significant loss reductions. ABB pioneered HVDC transmission nearly 60 years ago and accounts for half the world’s HVDC installed base. It is befitting that the company that commissioned the world’s first 800 kilovolt UHVDC systems, the longest overhead HVDC link to go into commercial operation, the world’s longest underwater and underground HVDC links now writes the next chapter in the history of this technology and marks an important milestone in the legacy of electrical engineering.


  • From Humble Beginnings

    From 'joining the dots' to 'connecting the lines'

    The ability to transfer large quantities of electricity across vast distances with low losses and using minimal space combined with the feasibility of going underwater or underground make HVDC (high voltage direct current) a sought after technology across the world. But it came from humble beginnings.

    HVDC: A History


  • HVDC and HVDC Light

    HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) and HVDC Light are highly efficient alternatives for transmitting bulk power and for special purpose applications

    The classic HVDC technology is used to transmit electric power over long distances. It is also used to interconnect separate power systems, where traditional alternating current (AC) connections can not be used.

    HVDC Light® is an underground and submarine cable power transmission technology developed by ABB, that offers additional benefits compared to HVDC Classic.

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    ABB: Leader in HVDC Technology

    HVDC Classic

    HVDC Classic is used mainly for transmission of bulk power and AC system interconnections.
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    HVDC Light

    HVDC Light - Bringing HVDC closer to you.
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    Service

    ABB ensures continued support to the project throughout its lifetime. Upgrades of plants delivered by others is also supplied. More >>


    FAQS

    Learn more about the leading-edge technologies ABB providers to increase capacity, enhance reliability and improve the efficiency of energy systems around the world.
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  • Innovations in Technology

    The need for additional efficient and environmentally friendly power has never been greater. Technologies based on direct current (DC) power can dramatically improve efficiency in many applications. ABB was a pioneer in DC power and continues to innovate its applications to help improve the way the world uses electricity.

    Technological Evolution


  • The Grid of the Future

    ABB provides leading-edge technologies to increase capacity, enhance reliability and improve the efficiency of energy systems around the world. Our unparalleled range of products, systems and services provide solutions for power generation, transmission systems and distribution networks.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is alternating current?

    Alternating current is a form of electricity in which the current alternates in direction (and the voltage alternates in polarity) at a frequency defined by the generator (usually between 50 and 60 times per second, ie, 50 - 60 hertz). AC was adopted for power transmission in the early days of electricity supply because it had two major advantages over direct current (DC): its voltage could be stepped up or down according to need using transformers and it could be interrupted more easily than DC.

    What is direct current?

    This is electrical current that does not alternate (see alternating current), the electrons flow through the circuit in one direction. As a result, DC does not generate reactive power (see Reactive Power). This means that, in a DC system, only real (or active) power is transmitted, making better use of the system’s capacity. The transmission of DC current has very low losses.

    What is reactive power?

    It is a concept that describes the loss of power in a system resulting from the production of electric and magnetic fields in it.

    What is the DC grid?

    Today’s electrical transmission systems are almost exclusively based on alternating current (AC), but the development of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) technology has made it possible to build a DC grid that can handle bulk power flows over long distances. Power from such DC grids can be fed into the AC networks as needed.

    What is high-voltage direct current (HVDC)?

    A technology developed by ABB in the 1950s to move large amounts of power over substantial distances - typically by overhead transmission lines, but also by way of submarine cables. Another important aspect of HVDC lines is that they can never be overloaded. Because HVDC transmits only active (real) power, no line capacity is wasted on transmitting reactive power. This means that the same power can be transmitted over fewer (or smaller) transmission lines than would be required using AC, and less land is needed to accommodate the lines. HVDC induces minimal magnetic fields, so the power lines may be built safely closer to human habitation.

    What is HVDC Light?

    An adaptation of classic HVDC, developed by ABB in the 1990s. It can be used to transmit electricity in lower power ranges (tens of megawatts) to an upper range of 1,100 megawatt (MW) (±320 kilovolts).HVDC Light offers the same benefits as traditional HVDC systems, but also provides more secure power control (superior to classic HVDC) and quick power restoration in the event of a blackout. It is the only technology available that allows long-distance underground high-voltage transmission.

    What is a converter station?

    Special equipment is needed to convert electricity from alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), or vice versa. HVDC converter stations use power electronic devices called thyristors to make these conversions.

    What is a thyristor?

    A thyristor is a semiconductor device used in HVDC installations, as a high-speed, high-power switch, capable of turning power supplies of many megawatts on within a split second. Thyristors are a component used in inverters and rectifiers. (See also Inverter and Rectifier).

    What is a semiconductor?

    A semiconductor is a material whose electrical properties can be significantly influenced by physical factors (mostly electrical conditions, but also pressure, temperature, light, etc). This means that a semiconductor will behave either as an insulator or a conductor of electricity, depending on the conditions to which it is exposed.

    What is an inverter?

    An electrical device for converting direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC).

    What is an rectifier?

    An electrical device used to convert alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC).

    What is an circuit breaker?

    Devices that interrupt high currents to protect electrical equipment from damage caused by current surges, eg, from a short circuit or a lightning strike. (On a much smaller scale, they are used as an alternative to fuses in the home.)

    What is switchgear?

    Equipment used to control, protect, and regulate the flow of electrical power in a transmission or distribution network. It is often located in substations, but can be associated with any electrical equipment that might need to be isolated for fault correction (eg, if a voltage drop occurred in one part of the grid, it might be necessary to shut off the affected section to prevent the fault spreading), or for maintenance purposes. The main components of switchgear are circuit breakers, which interrupt high-voltage current to protect electrical equipment from excessive current.

    What is meant by transmission and distribution (T&D)?

    Transmission is the movement of power at high voltage (above ca. 50 kV), usually over long distances. Raising the voltage allows power to be transmitted more efficiently, ie, with lower losses. Distribution is the transport of electricity at medium voltage (between ca. 1 and 50 kV) over shorter distances to industrial, commercial and residential areas.


  • ABB - Power and Productivity for a Better World

    As one of the world’s leading engineering companies, we help our customers to use electrical power effectively and to increases productivity in a sustainable way

    ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.


    Power Products

    The Power Products division primarily serves electric utilities, as well as gas and water utilities and industrial and commercial customers, with a wide range of products and services to facilitate power generation, transmission and distribution. Key technologies include high- and medium-voltage switchgear, circuit breakers for a range of current ratings and voltage levels, power, distribution, traction and other special transformers, as well as products to help transmit and distribute electricity efficiently and reliably, maintain power quality as well as control and manage electrical networks.


    Power Systems

    The Power Systems division delivers solutions across the power value chain. This includes system solutions for power generation, transmission technologies like HVDC and FACTS, substations and distribution technologies for network management. The scope of a typical turnkey project includes design, system engineering, supply, installation, commissioning and testing. We integrate products from our own Power Products division and external suppliers, adding value through domain expertise, engineering, project management and life cycle support services.


    Low Voltage Systems

    The Low Voltage Products division manufactures low-voltage circuit breakers, switches, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cable systems to protect people, installations and electronic equipment from electrical overload. The division further makes KNX systems that integrate and automate a building's electrical installations, ventilation systems, and security and data communication networks.

  • Baldor - Our job is making yours easier

    Designers and manufacturers of industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, drives and generators

    From our home office in Fort Smith, Arkansas, we support the sales offices/warehouses that stock Baldor products worldwide, selling to distributors and original equipment manufacturers in more than 70 countries. Baldor products are available from 50 sales offices/warehouses in North America and 26 offices serving international markets. These products are produced at 26 plants in the US, Canada, England, Mexico and China.


    Our Value Formula

    Baldor's Value Formula simply illustrates the equal importance of four factors that shape our customers' perception of value. Quality and Service are factors we strive to increase, thus raising perceived (subscript "p") Value. Cost and Time are factors we strive to reduce, also raising perceived value.


    Quality

    At Baldor, we use many internal measurements for "quality." However, we are referring here to quality as perceived by our customers. That's why we spend thousands of hours every year talking to our customers, in person, to see how we measure up. We're proud to say that Baldor consistently grades very high in every aspect. There is no perfect score, of course, but we're headed in the right direction. In 2000, 90% of all known customer studies named Baldor first when asking "What motor line do you prefer?"


    Service

    We believe that "service" goes beyond responding to customer requests. It must exceed expectations by offering answers and solutions before they're needed. This includes availability of accurate information -- an area that's increasingly important in this age of instant decisions. Our industry-leading CD-ROM and Web site make information immediately accessible to all our customers. Baldor even offers extensive training classes, on site. But Service also involves trust. Customers must believe in Baldor products. It gets down to reputation, something every Baldor employee values highly and takes very seriously.


    Cost

    We understand that the true "cost" of a motor or drive goes far beyond its purchase price. An energy-efficient motor saves money in the user's electricity costs, providing long-term savings that pay back the initial investment many times over. Baldor has been designing, manufacturing and marketing energy-efficient motors since 1920. Many Baldor motors feature our exclusive ISR® (Inverter Spike Resistant®) wire. This helps extend the life of our motors and minimizes repair and replacement costs. And with Matched PerformanceTM pairings of motors and controls, our customers get lab-tested performance ratings that can sometimes save half the energy costs.


    Time

    Time is a variable that plays an increasingly vital role in our customers' businesses. Quality, service and cost mean little if our customers can't get our products or information when they need them. Our unique FLEX FLOW manufacturing process allows us to produce a wide variety of motors and drives in the industry's shortest lead times. And custom motors and drives are available for delivery in an industry-best three weeks or less. On-line stock availability, order status and shipping information keep Baldor customers informed up to the minute.

  • KATO

    Solutions for your power generation needs

    Kato Engineering designs and manufactures generators (alternators), motor-generator sets and controls for prime, standby, and peak-shaving power. Concentrating in the 200 kW to 25 MW range, Kato supplies equipment for a variety of uses, including oil & gas, mining & manufacturing, military, transportation, co-generation, computers and telecommunications.


    Support

    Whether you need replacement parts, field service or data about your existing product, Kato Engineering support staff are on call 24/7 to help you with your needs. You will also find information on line, including product drawings, instruction manuals and answers to frequently asked maintenance questions.

    Parts
    Field service
    Factory Remanufacturing
    FAQs
    Download drawings
    Download instruction manuals
    Technical data request

  • Shallbetter - Integrated Manufacturing

    Our Culture

    Shallbetter’s corporate culture was built on a foundation of five core values. Instilled in every Shallbetter process, these values continue to differentiate Shallbetter from other manufacturers.


    Customization

    Many companies will tell you custom products cost more. At Shallbetter, we have demonstrated time and again that custom products cost less. With our customization capabilities and flexible, integrated manufacturing process, we develop products that meet your specific needs.


    Flexibility

    Shallbetter’s integrated manufacturing process provides the flexibility to manufacture a full range of products, from empty enclosures to complex power distribution and generation solutions. Our flexibility extends to components, giving you the ability to choose from a variety of manufacturers.


    Quality

    Shallbetter’s commitment to quality begins with high-grade materials: A-60 Galvanneal, aluminum or stainless steel enclosures, stainless steel external hardware and 4000-hour paint. The commitment continues in our quality construction process, which features welded construction for enhanced safety and longevity in each fabricated piece. Testing is at the core of our meticulous Quality Control System, which insures Shallbetter equipment is installation-ready upon delivery. Our commitment to quality translates into long-term cost savings for you.


    Value

    Shallbetter solutions are developed with your bottom line in mind. Whether you choose a custom design or an off-the-shelf model, the life cycle of Shallbetter products, ease of installation and customization options make them a great value.


    Service

    Shallbetter’s customer care is second to none. From conceptualization to installation, our electrical-mechanical designs, application engineering, on-site service and start-up support are focused energizing your company.

  • Primax - The Leader in Power Solutions

    Who We ARe

    Since in 1993, the driving force behind Primax Technologies has been its team of professionals. Our team has extensive experience in designing and manufacturing state of the art AC and DC backup solutions for industrial and utility applications. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our customers in a modern environment where ongoing technological evolution is a day to day challenge.


    Customization

    Many companies will tell you custom products cost more. At Shallbetter, we have demonstrated time and again that custom products cost less. With our customization capabilities and flexible, integrated manufacturing process, we develop products that meet your specific needs.


    Our customer has a say

    We will design your systems based on your needs. We will adapt and configure our standard products into an engineered solution based on your goals. We are able to achieve this because we use the latest technology in DSP Microprocessors. These DSPs allow us incredible flexibility in customization, giving us the ability to adapt our offering while maintaining rigorous quality and safety certified operations. This concept is behind everything we do and it has allowed us to constantly grow our customer base.


    Our employees have a say

    One of the key elements for Primax’s growth is our extraordinary team of highly skilled and motivated employees. We are constantly challenged by them to improve design and efficiency and they have been a major factor behind our growth.


    Continuous investment in research & development

    Up to 12% of our total revenues are dedicated to R&D activities including: New products, new options and improvements to current designs. We are committed to this in order to meet the ever growing needs of customers worldwide. The electrical power sector is changing at an accelerated pace: New regulatory requirements, environmental issues, technological evolution, the ever growing complexity of network integration, quicker deliveries, smaller footprints and the ever increasing cost of maintenance are few of the challenges we are all facing. This is why we need to “Stay on top” to help our customers meet those challenges....


    The industries we serve

    Our multiple certifications such as UL, CSA, IEC, ISO, ABS, IBC/CBC, IEEE... Have allowed us to provide thousands of systems installed in more than 35 countries and in multiple sectors such as: Utilities & Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining, Metallurgic, Pulp & Paper, Transit, Airports, Marine, Water treatment, Hospitals, Transit...

    Manufacturing

    Integrating R&D, engineering, customer service and manufacturing in the same department brings vitality and efficiency in our ability to better serve our customers. When faced with new customer needs, our ISO 9001: 2008 certified process is activated and we are able to develop efficient solutions for our customers.


    Local Support

    We believe in service, a good understanding this is key in customer satisfaction this is why we have developed an extensive network of partners in North America, Europe, the Middle-East, Asia and Africa. This network is designed around local experts in their respective field, they support their local industries by understanding their needs and translating them to our dedicated customer service engineers so that we can come up with most adequate solutions for each individual market.

  • Dodge - Bearing and Gearing Solutions

    WHO WE ARE

    Dodge is dedicated to meeting our customers' needs for proven industry expertise, problem-solving products, and strong sales support. Our engineering, technical, and field support personnel are trained and experienced in our focus industries. We target select industries and concentrate on their specific needs, ensuring that our products and services help our customers lower their total cost of ownership and maximize their uptime and output.


    Who knew power could add up to so much

    With Baldor-Dodge products, you get more than just power. You get the widest range of mechanical products available - plus the added assurance of a reliable partner dedicated to responsive service and complete support.

    For well over a century, Baldor-Dodge products have helped manufacturers, OEMs, and producers increase the productivity and profitability of their operations. By focusing on each industry and concentrating on its specific needs, we have developed innovative product solutions and advanced technologies that help improve output, decrease downtime, and enhance system value.

    Only Baldor-Dodge products offer you a total mechanical power transmission solution: rugged, reliable products with patented features along with experienced field experts.

    When you add all these up, you get the absolute assurance of Power Plus Performance.

  • Our Partners

    Power and productivity
    for a better world
    www.abb.com

    Our job is making yours easier
    www.baldor.com

    Solutions for your
    power generation needs
    www.kato-eng.com

    Integrated Manufacturing:
    Saving you time & money
    www.shallbetter.com

    The Leader in Power Solutions
    www.primax.com


    Bearing & Gearing Products
    www.dodge-pt.com


    The Extra Effort People
    www.wesco.com

    Keeping Industry
    In Motion
    www.motionindustries.com

    Committed to Quality & Safety
    www.marshcreekllc.com


    an ABCO, LLC Company
    www.alaskabearing.com

    Your Electric Motor
    and Generator Source
    www.hayden-ak.com

    Superior Electric Motors
    www.glmcorp.com


    Partnering for Your Success

    Global Solutions,
    Local Opportunities

    Any business is composed of processes - all of which have a direct or indirect effect on the main activity of the organization. The ability to perceive those processes and their value, or non-value, gives an organization a decided advantage.

    At Huntley and Associations, LLC we bring global partners together for local solutions giving you the ability to marshall resources and more effectively problem solve in the face of increasing competition. The companies we partner with provide valuable tools for improving your organization's internal - and external - efficiencies.

    Whether it is reduced cost and labor, enhanced safety, or improved productivity, we bring global partners to our local market that provide sustainable, authentic, and measurable results whose benefits will accrue to the people and communities served by your organization.

  • Our Projects

    Golden Valley Electric Association Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

    Completed in December 2003, the BESS is one of GVEA's initiatives to improve the reliability of service to GVEA members. In the event of a generation or transmission related outage, it can provide 27 megawatts of power for 15 minutes. That's enough time for the co-op to start up local generation when there are problems with the Intertie or power plants in Anchorage.
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    Alaska Railbelt Static Var Compensators

    Two ABB Static Var Compensators (SVC) have been in operation since 1993 in the 115kV system which transmits power from the Bradley Lake hydro plant, located in the Kenai Peninsula, to the Anchorage area more than 300km further to the north.
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    Anchorage Municipal Light & Power Gas Insulated Substations

    With extremely low space requirements, AML&P chose ABB's Gas Insulated Substation - a high reliablility, smart and economic solution for complex switchgear applications. In densely populated areas, for aesthetic town planning or in consideration of severe environmental impact, ABB's innovative GIS technology provides the solutions required for today's global considerations at a local level.
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    Intelligent Energy Systems Battery Energy Storage

    Intelligent Energy Systems(IES) will demonstrate the use of ABB smart inverters and high performance vehicle-format lithium ion batteries to provide short term energy storage i the Kwigillingok High Penetration Wind System. The addition of the battery energy storage will allow extended periods that the diesel generators will not be required to be running.
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  • Our Projects

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