World premiere in Essen: RWE integrates superconductor cable for the first time into existing power grid

Paris, May 5, 2014 – RWE integrated last week on April 30, 2014, the world’s longest superconductor cable officially into Essen’s power grid, thus putting it into real operation for the first time. About a year after ground-breaking for the installation of the cable spanning a length of one kilometre, which connects two substations in Essen’s city centre, the field test is now starting for the future energy supply of inner cities. The particularly efficient and space-saving technology transports five times more electricity than conventional cables, almost without any losses. Continue reading World premiere in Essen: RWE integrates superconductor cable for the first time into existing power grid