AMSC Receives Order From California Utility

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Devens, Mass.-based American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC), has received an order from Southern California Edison (SCE) for its pad-mounted distribution Static VAR Compensator (dSVC) solution. SCE will utilize AMSC's dSVC solution in its Circuit of the Future, a project that employs technology to deliver power to residential and business customers located in Southern California. AMSC expects to deliver the solution to SCE by this summer.

‘A spin-off from our larger-scale transmission SVC, our dSVC solution allows electric utilities to optimize power delivery directly at the grid's critical load-serving points by automatically adjusting the reactive power supply in real time to meet their customers' ever-changing electricity demands,’ says Timothy Poor, AMSC's vice president of global sales and business development.

The dSVC solution not only produces dynamic reactive power compensation to maintain constant voltage, but also provides protection against voltage sags and flicker, according to the company. The smart-grid product enables utilities to affordably bring proven SVC transmission-level quality of service to distribution-level circuits.

SOURCE: American Superconductor Corp.

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