Reivax North America awarded the contract for eight (8) static excitation systems to OPGs Pine Portage and Cameron Falls Hydro stations
Reivax North America (Reivax) is proud to be selected the supplier of static excitation systems for the Pine Portage and Cameron Falls hydro stations. Reivax will be supplying eight (8) RTX Power static excitation systems and ten (10) excitation transformers.
Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Pine Portage and Cameron Falls plants are situated along the Nipigon River outside of Thunder Bay. The combined generation capability of these two plants is 237 MVA with Pine Portage supplying 145 MVA and Cameron Falls supplying 92 MVA.
All eight (8) static excitation systems, four (4) at each site, are equipped with redundant controls and redundant (N+1) thyristor bridges. In addition, each unit has a very intuitive 15” HMI that provides easy diagnostics and maintenance.
A significant benefit of the RTX Power system is the mechanical flexibility. For both sites, space was an issue and Reivax was able to meet the criteria without sacrificing quality or functionality. Another benefit was the ability to have one design across both plants thereby reducing the amount of spare parts and training required.
Previously, Reivax North America was awarded one (1) unit at OPG’s Silver falls station in 2018 and then an additional twelve (12) excitation systems covering various hydro stations in OPG’s northeastern region. The Pine Portage and Cameron Falls excitation order continues our excellent relationship with OPG.