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Windtech International May June 2024 issue






American Superconductor Corporation has announced another order for its D-VAR reactive compensation product to meet grid interconnection standards for wind farms.

Delivery of the system is expected in the second half of calendar 2007. AMSC will provide a four megaVAR (MVAR) D-VAR system for the new West Cape Wind Farm under construction on Prince Edward Island. This wind farm is being developed in two phases by Ventus Energy Inc. Phase I commenced construction in September 2006 and consists of eleven Vestas V80 1.8MW wind turbine generators. Construction of Phase 2 is set to begin in the summer of 2007 and will consist of forty-four Vestas V80 1.8MW generators. The total wind farm will consist of fifty-five generators with a total capacity of 99MW when phase 2 comes on-line in the fall of 2008.
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