HTS Triax Superconducting Cables

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01.21.2009 | Superconductive Power Distribution Comes of Age: Two and a Half Years of Successful Commercial Operation (PDF)
On February 6, 2009, Southwire Company and its partners mark the two-and-a-half year anniversary of an urban power distribution project using high-temperature superconductor— known as HTS Triax® Superconducting Cable systems. The installation in Groveport, OH used approximately 200 meters (600 feet) of Southwire’s HTS Triax Superconducting Cable to distribute electric power to 8,600 homes and businesses through American Electric Power’s Bixby substation. In addition to American Electric Power (AEP), project partners included American Superconductor, the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Praxair. Read more >

08.28.2007 | Superconducting Technology From Southwire to Power New Orleans-Area Electric Circuit (PDF)
High-Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) cables will power an electrical circuit in the Jefferson Parish area, near New Orleans, as advancements in HTS technology continue to prove the promise of increases in the efficiency of electric power delivery. HTS cables offer a low-impact, compact, high-efficiency and environmentally friendly option to utilities facing space constraints, and may be key to improving the capacity and reliability of electric power circuits. Read more >