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Superconducting wire

Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Frédéric Sirois, École Polytechnique de Montréal

Project team: 
Dr. Marc Laforest, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Dr. Steven Dufour, École Polytechnique de Montréal
Dr. Mohamed Farhloul, Université de Moncton
Funding period: 
1 April 2021 - 31 March 2021

In industrialized countries, the expansion of power systems has become very difficult. According to power utility consortiums such as CEATI and EPRI, only drastic changes to the current power grid architecture, together with the introduction of new technologies can prevent the high social costs associated with a reduction in reliability of energy supply. High temperature superconductors (HTS) are among the most promising technologies to achieve this goal.