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Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) High-Temperature Superconductivity Program for Large-Scale Applications

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High-temperature superconducting (HTS) power equipment has the potential to become a key 21st century technology for improving the capacity, efficiency, and reliability of the electric delivery system. For example, higher-capacity HTS power lines could provide a new approach to building transmission and distribution systems that will reduce the footprint and allow additional capacity to be placed in service within existing rights-of-way. The U.S. Department of Energy has supported HTS research and development for almost 20 years. Two of its recent cable projects have been commissioned and are now powering over the equivalent of more than 61,000 homes.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Washington, District of Columbia 20585 2: U.S. Department of Energy–Retired, Alexandria, Virginia 22309 3: U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 4: Energetics Incorporated, Washington, District of Columbia 20024

Publication date: 01 July 2007

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