ABB commissions Maritime Link, enabling exchange of clean, reliable power in Canada

By Michelle Froese ABB has completed the Maritime Link, formally handing over the interconnector to Emera, a power and services company headquartered in eastern Canada. The link made history on December 8, 2017, by conducting the first exchange of electricity between the islands of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. It went into service on January 15, 2018 as ABB continues to work with Emera and the system operators in each province during initial operation.
The Maritime Link is a 500-MW, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) connection that will enable clean, renewable energy, generated in Newfoundland and Labrador to be transmitted to the North American grid in

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