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WAPP is AMSC®’s (American Superconductor) agents for WA and SA in Australia. Listed on the NYSE, AMSC offers smart grid solutions from generation to end use.

AMSC generates the ideas, technologies and solutions that meet the world’s demand for smarter, cleaner and better energy. Through its Windtec Solutions, AMSC enables manufacturers to launch best-in-class wind turbines quickly, effectively and profitably. Through its Gridtec Solutions, AMSC provides the engineering planning services and advanced grid systems that optimize network reliability, efficiency and performance. The company’s solutions are now powering gigawatts of renewable energy globally and enhancing the performance and reliability of power networks in more than a dozen countries. Founded in 1987, AMSC is headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

In particular, their Dynamic Volt-Amp Reactive (D-VAR®) Compensation solution offers enhanced grid performance and efficiency, connects renewable energy safely and reliably to the grid and offers power quality improvement.

D-VAR® – Features and benefits:

  • Improves grid reliability by regulating and stabilizing voltage
  • Delivers superior dynamic transient response
  • Modular, compact construction allows quick deployment and future flexibility
  • Low power losses compared with competing devices

Typical locations in a network for AMSC’s D-VAR units are shown in the figure below and can be applied to the utility, industrial and renewable industries:

AMSC D-Var locations