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AMSC and Acciona sign contract for wind turbine low voltage ride through compensation system

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has received an order worth more than US$10 million for its Dynamic VAR Ride Through (D-VAR RT) reactive compensation system for wind turbines, from Spanish Acciona Energy.

D-VAR RT enables individual wind turbines to continue operating smoothly by “riding through” voltage disturbances on power grids that might otherwise interrupt their operation, according to AMSC.

The D-VAR RT solution can be installed inside or outside the tower of wind turbines with power rating of 500 kW to 10 MW and can be added to new wind turbines or retrofitted onto existing turbines.

“With more than 6,000 megawatts of wind power installed and more than 15,000 additional megawatts in development, Acciona Energy is a global clean energy powerhouse and is an ideal first adopter for our new D-VAR RT solution,” says Timothy Poor, AMSC’s Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development.

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