American Superconductor completes shipment of HTS wire to Pirelli for Detroit Edison power cable project

The announcement was made at a meeting of officials from Pirelli, Detroit Edison, EPRI, the U.S. Department of Energy and American Superconductor, all participants in the Detroit HTS cable project. The partners met at the site of Pirelli’s dedicated HTS power cable facility near Milan, Italy to witness manufacture of the cables. Pirelli is manufacturing three HTS cables, each of which will be about 400 feet long and about four inches in diameter. The cables are sized to fit into existing ductwork under the Frisbie Station.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 6, 2000 – With cool summer weather prevailing throughout much of the US, annual electricity demand growth is now projected to be 1.9% in 2000, down from earlier estimates of a 2.1% increase in demand, the US Energy Information Agency said in its September short-term energy report.

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