AMSC Receives Turnkey D-VAR Order For Power Grid

Posted by NAW Staff on January 09, 2009 No Comments
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Devens Mass.-based American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC), an energy technologies company, has received an order for its dynamic volt ampere reactive (D-VAR) compensation solution from Basin Electric Power Cooperative, one of the largest electric generation and transmission cooperatives in the U.S.

AMSC will deploy the turnkey D-VAR solution near Wright, Wyo. Basin Electric will utilize the D-VAR system to provide steady-state and transient voltage support to maintain transmission system stability and reliability in the region.

It will have a continuous rating of 34 megavolt-amperes reactive (MVAR) and a short-term rating of 91 MVAR, making it one of the largest static synchronous compensators deployed in the North American transmission grid. The system is expected to be operational in Basin Electric's power grid by the end of the year.

SOURCE: American Superconductor

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