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Around the world, projects are demonstrating the technical feasibility of equipment incorporating HTS. The text below highlights several project examples that have made recent progress.

HTS DC Cable for Data Center in Hokkaido, Japan

HTS DC Cable for Data Center in Hokkaido, Japan

Author: Bory Buth/Monday, July 18, 2016/Categories: Projects

In August 2015, the consortium named Ishikari Superconducting DC Power Transmission System (Chiyoda Chemical Engineering Plant, SEI, Chubu university, Sakura Internet) announced a successful transmission of 500m long HTS DC cable with a large current of 1.5kA (corresponding to about 300,000 households) and 100MVA in Ishikari city of Hokkaido, Japan. Furthermore, they started the DC current transmission from a solar power plant to a data center in Ishikari. There are no DC-AC conversions in the line and it is expected to be a highly efficient use of the power. A schematic of the system can be found below.


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