AMSC Partners With Nexans to Sell Its REGs
Nexans announced to market and sell AMSC’s Resilient Electric Grid (REG) system in the U.S. and Canada.
September 1, 2016
A global energy solutions provider AMSC partners with Nexans to jointly develop and deliver the projects to existing and potential electric utility customers in the U.S. and Canada. Under this partnership, Nexans announced to market and sell AMSC’s Resilient Electric Grid (REG) system along with high performance superconductor power cables. The collaborative approach will enable both companies to target productive market opportunities. Innovative approach to power distribution system will enhance grid reliability and increases load-serving capacity, while limiting the need for additional grid infrastructure, which mitigates any environmental impact.
The key component to the REG system is AMSC’s breakthrough Amperium® wire that combines with other sub-system design elements to increase the reliability, redundancy, and resiliency of urban power grids, greatly reducing the impact of equipment failure due to aging, cyber threats, physical disasters, or weather-related events. AMSC’s Amperium superconductor wire is able to conduct approximately 200 times the electrical current of copper wire of similar dimensions. This capability also allows for the delivery of a high performance power cable system that can address transmission and distribution challenges facing utilities worldwide.