U.S. Market for High-Temperature Superconducting Wire in Transmission Cable Applications

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    This report relates to a series of interviews with electric utility engineers on the consideration of superconducting (SC) underground transmission cable for integration into the present underground electric power distribution system. The current and future interest of the utilities in the purchase and use of SC underground transmission cable is assessed. The various performance and economicfactors are also considered as part of this inspection of the utility prospects and market for SC underground transmission cable.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages33
    StatePublished - 1996

    Bibliographical note

    Conducted by Donn Forbes as part of the Superconductivity Partnership Initiative under contract with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-450-20667


    • electric power distribution
    • high-temperature superconducting wire
    • Superconductivity Partnership Initiative
    • transmission cable applications


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