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Eaton Helps New Hampshire’s Largest Electric Utility Optimize Power Generation
Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 02:32:53 PM
 

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Date: January 15, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced it provided Public Service of New Hampshire with engineering services and power distribution equipment for an electrical equipment replacement at its Amoskeag hydroelectric station. The project will support reliable power generation at the facility and coincided with planned system maintenance to minimize downtime. The station is located on the Merrimack River in Manchester, New Hampshire.

“Our equipment replacement project is designed to enable the Amoskeag hydroelectric station to provide safe, reliable and sustainable power well into the future,” said Ryan McGlone, project manager at Public Service of New Hampshire. “We leveraged Eaton’s electrical engineering expertise to support this critical equipment replacement and maintain our aggressive project timeline.”

Under the contract, Eaton provided engineering, procurement and construction services for the replacement of a generator step-up unit transformer, modified and upgraded high voltage bus and structures, upgraded the protection and control configuration and replaced the low-voltage power distribution equipment. The project also included power management solutions from Eaton and was completed in late 2014.

“The project will allow Public Service of New Hampshire to maximize the capabilities of Amoskeag’s clean, hydro power infrastructure,” John Stampfel, vice president and general manager, Electrical Engineering Services and Systems Division, Eaton. “With an expert, highly scalable and geographically diverse staff, Eaton is well positioned to help the utility continue providing a reliable stream of sustainable energy to its customers.”

Located on the Merrimack River in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Amoskeag hydroelectric station includes three generating units that produce 17.5 megawatts (MW) of renewable power. It is one of nine hydroelectric stations owned and operated by Public Service of New Hampshire throughout the state. These renewable energy resources combine to produce a total of 70.5 MW of electricity.

Public Service of New Hampshire, a Northeast Utilities company (NYSE:NU), is New Hampshire's largest electric utility, serving more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns. For more information, please visit psnh.com or psnhnews.com.

To learn more about Eaton’s solutions and services for hydropower facilities, visit www.eaton.com/utility.

Eaton has one of the largest and most experienced teams of power system engineers in the industry. Eaton offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system’s life cycle, whether design, build or support. To learn more, visit www.eaton.com/service.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

 
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