In Yiwu, Zhejiang, a city with 1.2 million population, a total of 54 of G&W Electric's 220kV Python Premolded Joints were installed in an underground cable line six miles long – the longest tunnel for power cables in the province.
FREMONT, CA: G&W Electric, a provider of electric power equipment since 1905, declared the successful installation of two projects across China. The equipment installed in Yiwu and Ningbo, will play a crucial role in providing grid reliability as China uses enter peak power demand during summer months. Both installations have been recently tested and are now in operation.
"G&W Electric is committed to working with utilities in China as it works to meet the growing demand for reliable and sustainable energy. As China continues to recover from the pandemic, we were thrilled to be able to complete both projects as scheduled to prepare the grids for the peak power season," said John Mueller, Chairman, and Owner of G&W Electric.
In Yiwu, Zhejiang, a city with 1.2 million population, a total of 54 of G&W Electric's 220kV Python Premolded Joints were installed in an underground cable line six miles long – the longest tunnel for power cables in the province. The installation allows the power to be transmitted to a fully automated 220kV substation in Yiwu's city center, improving the reliability of power supply in the city center.
About a two-hours' drive northeast, in Ningbo, Zhejiang, G&W Electric's PAT Style Slip-On terminations took the place of defective equipment after the utility discovered an oil leakage throughout a competitor's 110 kV cable terminals. Since G&W Electric's technology diminishes the possibility of oil leakages, all of the competitor's defective 110kV units in the substation were replaced with G&W Electric's Python terminations to make sure a healthier grid during peak summer months.
Both projects were operated by Zhejiang Province of State Grid (SGCC) which is one of the largest utilities in China and supplies power to 26 provinces across the country.