Australian wind farm orders D-VAR regulation systems

Westborough, MA, Jan. 17, 2006 — American Superconductor Corp., an electricity solutions company, received an order for two D-VAR voltage regulation systems from Lake Bonney Wind Power Pty Ltd. (LBWP), through its operator, National Power Co., an independent renewable energy project developer based in San Francisco and Sydney.

The D-VAR systems will be installed in two phases at the Lake Bonney II wind project located near Millicent, South Australia in Australia. The D-VAR systems will provide dynamic and steady state voltage support required to meet Australian grid interconnection requirements.

Phase one of the wind project, which is the first in Australia for AMSC, includes 45 megawatts (MW) of wind generation and an associated 12 megaVAR (MVAR) D-VAR solution. Phase two will add an additional 114 MW of wind generation and another 12 MVAR D-VAR solution. AMSC is expected to ship the D-VAR systems in June and December of 2006. Phase one energization is expected in November/December, 2006 and phase two energization is expected in April/May, 2007.

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