Project Highlights

  • Energetics developed a roadmap that describes the challenges and needs associated with successfully positioning today’s superconducting-based devices so they are more widely adopted into the power grid.
  • We identified and evaluated the potential benefits of high-temperature superconductivity for the electric grid.
  • The team collected and analyzed technical information on state-of-the-art superconducting-based electric grid projects.

The IEA High-Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) Implementing Agreement is one of more than 40 multilateral technology initiatives that enable member and non-member countries, businesses, industries, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations to share research on breakthrough technologies, fill existing research gaps, build pilot plants, and carry out deployment or demonstration programs.

Since 2014, Energetics and the International Superconductivity Technology Center in Japan have served as operating agents for the HTS Implementing Agreement. This partnership is responsible for preparing reports that evaluate and synthesize the results of ongoing work on HTS, facilitating technical workshops, and developing technical communications.

Operating agent support also involves documenting relevant global activities, with an emphasis on the nine member countries. Operating agents also help to promote HTS Implementing Agreement visibility, maintain existing relationships established through other IEA implementing agreements and HTS interest groups, and facilitate new partnerships with HTS stakeholders. The partnership has highlighted Energetics’ capacity to facilitate international collaboration that addresses technical issues.

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