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ABB announces 16th annual Capacitor Application Seminar set for Las Vegas in June

April 29, 2016 Raleigh, NC  


    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has announced it will hold its popular annual Capacitor Application Seminar in Las Vegas on June 14-17 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This will be the 16th consecutive year for this Capacitor Application event.

    The seminar, designed primarily for utility and industrial facility engineers, consultants, EPC and OEM customers and consultants, will provide technical training on power capacitors for utility, industrial and smart grid applications. It will cover high, medium and low-voltage capacitors for transmission, distribution, smart grid and industrial power quality applications. The seminar will offer CEU and PDH credits (IEEE accredited).

    As organizations continue to change, and as long-time engineers retire and new engineers need training, ABB offers this seminar to help its customers learn more about the application of power capacitors. This includes teaching and discussing system benefits, design, protection, maintenance, troubleshooting and field testing.

    “Capacitor applications are playing an important role to improve the power grid’s efficiency and reliability,” said John Farnsworth, Marketing Manager, Capacitors & Filters, ABB. “Attendees will receive four days of solid technical training to cover a wide range of applications, from utilities with voltage and var support needs, to industrial power quality and harmonic mitigation solutions. We will dive deep into the technical applications and attendees will know they are getting technical and practical insider information without a sales pitch.”

    Capacitors are applied to improve the system efficiency of delivering power from generation, transmission and distribution, all the way to the load. An aging infrastructure, shutting down of old or inefficient power plants due to increased regulations, increase use of renewable generation (wind and solar), an increased need for system reliability and power quality  – all contribute to a growing market for shunt capacitors today.

    ABB is the number one maker and supplier of capacitors in the world, and these capacitors have the highest level of reliability on the grid. ABB capacitors are unique in design – with folded-edge foil technology, soldered element connections, testing above industry standards and a robust design. An industry exclusive 10 year warranty on capacitor leakers is offered by ABB at no additional cost to customers. 

    For more information on the upcoming Capacitor Application Seminar and to register, please visit:, or contact John Farnsworth (919)-349-3397,

    ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people. The company’s North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 27,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service, engineering and other major facilities.


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    ABB Media Relations
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