US-based energy technologies company American Superconductor Corporation has received two additional orders for its D-VAR voltage control solution, this time to meet power grid interconnection requirements for wind farms being constructed in the US and Scotland.
<p>American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) said that the latest orders are the 32nd and 33rd wind farms worldwide to have purchased its D-VAR systems. AMSC products are now serving more than 5.7GW of wind power worldwide, more than triple the company's 1.8GW total in September 2006.<br /><br />Our strong power system engineering capability combined with the cost effective and proprietary performance features of our D-VAR product continue to make AMSC the company the global wind power market turns to in order to meet grid interconnection requirements, said Chuck Stankiewicz, executive vice president and general manager of AMSC Power Systems.<br /><br />AMSC will deliver one D-VAR system to a 48MW wind farm being constructed in Scotland, which will use Nordex wind energy systems. Installation of the D-VAR systems is scheduled for early 2008. The other system will be delivered to a 60MW wind farm being erected in the state of Wyoming, US, which will use wind energy systems manufactured by Suzlon. Both wind farms are scheduled to begin operating within the next 12 months.<br /><br />AMSC's customers use D-VAR grid interconnection solutions to provide voltage regulation and power factor correction, along with post-contingency assistance to prevent voltage collapse on the power grid to which the wind farms are connected.</p>