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GE Renewable Energy on Thursday unveiled an order for the overhaul and upgrade of the 205-MW Little Long hydropower plant (HPP) in Ontario and expand its capacity to 219 MW.
As part of the contract, awarded by Ontario Power Generation, the subsidiary of US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE) will conduct an extensive overhaul of units one and two of the facility, including the replacement of switchgears and electrical parts. The upgrade will increase the output of the two 65-MW units to 72 MW, lifting the total capacity of the HPP to 219 MW. The plant has a third unit of 75 MW.
The contract is GE Renewable Energy’s second award from Ontario Power Generation for the Little Long complex. The renewable energy firm was previously hired to install new runners for the two HPP units.
The Little Long facility is part of the 924-MW Lower Mattagami HPP operated by Ontario Power Generation.
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