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LS Cable & System Develops Next-Generation Superconducting Cable

This next-generation product dramatically improved the structural design of the superconducting layer, and reduced the production cost by more than 10 percent while increasing the power transfer rate by more than 20 percent.

October 21, 2021

LS Cable & System
Next-generation superconducting cable (3-phase coaxial superconducting cable)

LS Cable & System has recently succeeded in developing a next-generation superconducting cable. The superconducting cable has almost no power loss during transmission and is capable of large-capacity transmission. Since it does not generate electromagnetic waves, it is called a representative environmentally friendly energy product.

LS Cable & System developed the 23kV 3-phase coaxial superconducting cable through R&D for about 2 years jointly with the Korea Electric Power Research Institute at the Gochang Power Testing Center of KEPCO and obtained the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard. Three companies, including LS Cable & System, have successfully developed it worldwide, but LS Cable & System is the first to obtain international certification.

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According to the industry, KEPCO is known to plan to apply this next-generation model to a superconducting platform business starting next year. After LS Cable & System commercialised superconducting cable for the first time in the world in 2019, it is also expected to lead the commercialisation of next-generation products.