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Title: Brazil upgrades microwave system

Abstract

To provide communications facilities necessary during major construction projects, and for the operation and control of the expanding electric-power network, in 1967 Furnas-Centrais Eletricas SA, Brazil, started installing the first 22 links of its microwave system, from the Botafogo plant in Rio de Janeiro to the Furnas hydro station, and from the Furnas hydro station, southwest, to the Guarulhos plant in Sao Paulo and northwest to the Estreito hydro plant. To accommodate the construction of additional hydroelectric facilities, the second and third microwave-system expansions added nine links from Estreito hydro, northwest, to Marimbondo hydro and 7 links to Itumbiara. The fourth expansion included two links to connect with the Angra dos Reis nuclear generating plant. A modern SCADA system replaced an earlier fault-reporting method, and a means of monitoring performance communications was established.

Authors:
 [1];
  1. (Gilbert/Commonwealth, Jackson, MI)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6029754
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6029754
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electr. World; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 191:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; COMMUNICATIONS; BRAZIL; CONSTRUCTION; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT; MONITORING; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PERFORMANCE; POWER SYSTEMS; RADIO EQUIPMENT; REMOTE CONTROL; CONTROL; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; LATIN AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; PUBLIC UTILITIES; SOUTH AMERICA; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 200300* -- Electric Power Engineering-- Power Transmission & Distribution-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Newman, H.S., and Gomes, H.P. Brazil upgrades microwave system. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Newman, H.S., & Gomes, H.P. Brazil upgrades microwave system. United States.
Newman, H.S., and Gomes, H.P. Thu . "Brazil upgrades microwave system". United States.
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title = {Brazil upgrades microwave system},
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abstractNote = {To provide communications facilities necessary during major construction projects, and for the operation and control of the expanding electric-power network, in 1967 Furnas-Centrais Eletricas SA, Brazil, started installing the first 22 links of its microwave system, from the Botafogo plant in Rio de Janeiro to the Furnas hydro station, and from the Furnas hydro station, southwest, to the Guarulhos plant in Sao Paulo and northwest to the Estreito hydro plant. To accommodate the construction of additional hydroelectric facilities, the second and third microwave-system expansions added nine links from Estreito hydro, northwest, to Marimbondo hydro and 7 links to Itumbiara. The fourth expansion included two links to connect with the Angra dos Reis nuclear generating plant. A modern SCADA system replaced an earlier fault-reporting method, and a means of monitoring performance communications was established.},
doi = {},
journal = {Electr. World; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 191:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}