American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) announced that it has been selected by the General Electric Co. (Fairfield, CT) as the primary supplier of high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire for development of what is believed to be the world’s first 100 MW HTS generator. The project, valued at $26 million, is one of several that are part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Superconductivity Partnership Initiative (SPI) program.

GE believes its HTS generator will provide a breakthrough in high-efficiency, high-capacity electricity generation.

Publication date: 01/28/2002