American Superconductor Corporation, an energy technologies company, has received an order for its D-VAR reactive compensation service from Basin Electric Power Cooperative, an electric generation and transmission co-operative.

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) will deploy the turnkey D-VAR solution near Wright, Wyoming.

According to the company, Basin Electric will utilize the D-VAR system to provide steady state and transient voltage support to maintain transmission system stability and reliability in the region.

It will have a continuous rating of 34 mega-volt-amperes reactive (MVAR) and a short-term rating of 91MVAR, reportedly making it one of the largest static synchronous compensators ever deployed in the North American transmission grid. The system is expected to be operational in Basin Electric’s power grid by the end of 2009.

The company claims that its D-VAR system was designed with flexibility to address the many voltage and VAR-related problems seen on the grid. Electric utilities adopt these systems to avoid voltage collapse on transmission and distribution lines, increase power transfer through stability-limited systems, reduce the use of (or retire) reliability-must-run generators and mitigate industrial voltage transients.

AMSC is an energy technology company offering services based on two proprietary technologies: programmable power electronic converters and high temperature superconductor (HTS) wires. The company’s products, services and system-level services claims to enable cleaner, more efficient and reliable generation, delivery and use of electric power.