Demonstrate a Smart Grid-compatible Fault Current Limiting Superconducting Transformer for a utility substation, that will help improve the stability of the system. The proposed 28 megavolt amp utility transformer will occupy approximately 50% of the physical size/weight of a conventional transformer, lower power consumption through reduction of losses, and increase the reliability of the electrical grid. The project started in 2010.
-Jobs created and retained through advanced technology applications
-Electricity distribution costs reduced
-Power quality improved
-Annual U.S. carbon dioxide emissions reduced due to improved grid efficiency
-U.S. energy sector competiveness strengthened