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The Knowledge

Tap into 100 years of power technology leadership.

ABB Power Grids is at the absolute frontline of technical and business advancement in high-voltage technology, including power transformers, high voltage circuit breakers, surge arresters, capacitors, instrument transformers and related services.

The High Voltage Academy offers a unique opportunity to tap into a vast knowledge base, acquiring first-hand insights into the world's leading power technology.

ABB has been a leader in high voltage technology for over 100 years. The development of large power transformers and related power products began in Ludvika – today a global center of excellence – to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding domestic industry.

In the expansive 1950s, ABB delivered transformers to the world's first 400 kV transmission system. Also in the 1950s, ABB developed the world's first high-voltage direct current, HVDC, transmission solution – and history was changed.

In the 2000s, ABB introduced the world's first HVDC Light solution for connecting renewable energy (2001), the world's first 800 kV HVDC transformer (2008) and the world's larges variable shunt reactor was delivered to Stattnet in Norway (2009).

Our global leadership in power technology resounds beyond our scenic landscape, and keeps attracting the world’s finest engineers, researchers and business people, year after year. This is key to ensuring our long-term continuous knowledge leadership over generations of high voltage specialists.

With our High Voltage Academy, we want to share our expertise. We will provide the knowledge necessary to truly understand high voltage power products. We hope that this will lead to more informed decision-making processes – and ultimately – increased operational efficiency and reduced operating costs.