in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

Westborough, Mass.-based American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC), a provider of power electronic systems, has received an order for its D-VAR voltage regulation systems for a Texas wind farm.

According to an AMSC representative, the name or location of the wind farm cannot be disclosed. However, a local transmission grid owner determined that a dynamic reactive support is required to maintain voltage stability for when the wind farm is connected to the grid.

"Our D-VAR solutions have become a primary, cost-effective means to enable developers to connect their wind farms to the power grid and sell their wind-generated electricity to customers," says Chuck Stankiewicz, senior vice president of AMSC Power Systems.

With this order and another recent request for a Northern Ireland wind project, the company now has an installed base and orders for D-VAR and PowerModule solutions to serve more than 2,900 MW of wind power worldwide - nearly triple the amount served by AMSC a year ago, the company adds.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.


Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently released a report calling for an end to wind power subsidies. The Wind Coalition has responded, saying the report is riddled with misinformation.


How To Mitigate Blade Issues And Costly Downtime

Routinely inspecting your turbine's blades can help identify problems early on, ultimately cutting down unscheduled maintenance costs.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984