AMSC Receives Grid Interconnection Order For Australian Wind Farm

Vestas Australian Wind Technology Pty. Ltd. has placed an order with American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) for a large D-VAR-based grid interconnection system.

Utilizing 24 D-VAR modules integrated with external smart-switched capacitor banks and proprietary AMSC controls that are optimized for wind farm applications, this is AMSC's largest order for a grid interconnection system to date, according to the company.

The solution will be utilized to meet local grid interconnection requirements for the 206 MW Collgar Wind Farm under construction in western Australia. AMSC expects to deliver the D-VAR equipment to Vestas within approximately 12 months.

The Collgar Wind Farm is being developed jointly by Investec Bank Ltd. and Windlab Systems Pty. Ltd. Construction of the Collgar Wind Farm is scheduled to commence in the first half of this year and be completed by the end of 2011.

SOURCE: American Superconductor Corp.

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