Brazil is boosting its power capacity and enhancing its transmission and distribution infrastructure to ensure that its electricity grid can meet the needs of its expanding economy as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

As part of the plans, power and automation technology group ABB will construct a new $30 million indoor transmission substation in downtown Rio de Janeiro. The new facility will power the renowned Maracanã soccer stadium, which has been completely rebuilt for the forthcoming World Cup and is the largest in…