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SuperPower Inc <em>(formerly: Waukesha Electric Systems Inc)</em>

Fault Current Limiting Superconducting Transformer

Abstract

SuperPower and its partners originally intended to design, develop, manufacture, install, and demonstrate a Smart Grid compatible Fault Current Limiting (FCL) Superconducting transformer on a live grid utility host site. However, when the transformer manufacturer decided to leave the project, the team effort was refocused to develop the key technologies necessary to produce a FCL Second Generation (2G) High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) transformer commercial prototype.

Contact Information

David Szucs
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
626 Cochrans Mill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940
412-386-4899
David.Szucs@netl.doe.gov

Drew Hazelton
Principal Investigator
SuperPower, Inc
450 Duane Ave.
Schenectady, NY
518-346-1414
dhazelton@superpower-inc.com

At-A-Glance
Recipient: SuperPower Inc (formerly: Waukesha Electric Systems Inc)
HQ State: Wisconsin
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $14,544,557
Federal Share: $7,272,278
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Jobs created and retained through advanced technology applications
  • Electricity distribution costs reduced
  • Power quality improved
  • Annual U.S. carbon dioxide emissions reduced due to improved grid efficiency
  • U.S. energy sector competiveness strengthened
 
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