Michigan Electric Transmission recently hired ABB to design and build the transmission operations computer system for its new 35,000-square foot operations center at the Southbelt Industrial Park of Caledonia Township, near Grand Rapids, Mich.

The system is a multi-million dollar project that will take approximately 16 months to complete, and will be constructed in a factory before being installed in the operations center. The project is scheduled to begin in August 2005 and wrap up in April 2006. The system is scheduled to be installed in May 2006 and should complete on-site testing in August 2006.