Power technologies firm American Superconductor (AMSC) has selected Korea’s LS Cable and France’s Nexans as the superconductor power cable sub-contractors for the Tres Amigas SuperStation.

This power transmission hub will be located in Clovis, New Mexico and is expected to link America’s three primary electric transmission grids, which includes the Eastern (Southwest Power Pool), Western (Western Electricity Coordinating Council) and Texas (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) interconnections.

LS Cable and Nexans will both manufacture superconductor power cables utilizing Amperium wire , AMSC’s proprietary second generation (2G) high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire.

The company said that once completed, the Tres Amigas SuperStation will, for the first time, provide the capability to transfer thousands of megawatts of power between the three asynchronous US power grids.

Tres Amigas is intended to enable the faster adoption of renewable energy and increase the reliability of the US grid.