AMSC Receives Its Largest Grid Interconnection
System Order to Date
l Vestas Chooses AMSC's Dynamic Grid Management Solution to Enable Steady, Reliable Power Flow
from Australia's Largest Wind Farm
l D-VAR® Solutions Connecting More Than One-Third of Australia's Wind Power to the Power Grid
April 01, 2010 07:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
DEVENS, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC),
a global power technologies company, today announced that Vestas Australian Wind Technology Pty Ltd has
placed an order with AMSC for a large D-VAR-based grid interconnection system. Utilizing 24 D-VAR modules
integrated with external smart-switched capacitor banks and proprietary AMSC controls that are optimized for wind
farm applications, this is AMSC’s largest order for a grid interconnection system to date. The solution will be utilized
to meet local grid interconnection requirements for the 206 megawatt (MW) Collgar Wind Farm under construction
in Western Australia. AMSC expects to deliver the D-VAR equipment to Vestas within approximately 12 months.
AMSC’s grid interconnection solutions are already connecting more than one-third of Australia’s wind power to the
As is the case in a number of countries around the world, Australia is increasing its commitment to utilize clean,
renewable energy to lower pollutants and meet rising power demands. A recently enacted law requires that 20
percent of all of Australia’s electricity be generated from renewable sources by 2020.
Located approximately 25 kilometers southeast of Merredin in Western Australia, the Collgar Wind Farm is being
developed jointly by Investec Bank (Australia) Limited and Windlab Systems Pty Ltd. At 206 MW, Collgar is larger
than any wind farm currently operating in Australia. Construction of the Collgar Wind Farm is scheduled to
commence in the first half of 2010 and be completed by the end of 2011.
Based in the city of Melbourne,Vestas Australian Wind Technology Pty is a w