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  • Energy

    Jean-Maxime Saugrain Jean-Maxime Saugrain Sep 6, 2023

    Ten technologies to electrify the future: Superconducting cables, miracles of electrical connectivity

    Superconducting cables are miracles of electrical connectivity. We discover what makes them so important – and how Nexans is delivering the world’s first-ever superconducting cable system integrated in a railway grid.

  • Energy

    Jean-Maxime Saugrain Jean-Maxime Saugrain Mar 21, 2022

    Superconductors for cities

    Could superconducting cables play a role in urban power grids? A project led by the UK’s National Grid Electricity Transmission aims to find out.

  • Energy

    Jean-Maxime Saugrain Jean-Maxime Saugrain Sep 7, 2021

    The superconducting way to protect smart city grids

    Superconducting cables carry electricity at exceptionally high currents, reliably and with minimal losses. That makes them an attractive option for meeting the fast-growing power needs of smart cities.

  • Energy

    Jean-Maxime Saugrain Jean-Maxime Saugrain

    Frédéric Lesur Frédéric Lesur

    Aug 31, 2021

    Equipping Europe’s future energy grid with superconductors

    Europe’s “Best Paths” project was the hotbed where the first 3-gigawatt-class superconducting cable system was designed, optimized, fabricated, and tested. Frédéric Lesur, Senior Engineer High Voltage Cable Systems and Power Grids, and Jean-Maxime Saugrain, VP Machines, Cryogenics & Superconductors at Nexans, take us behind the scenes.

  • Energy

    Frank Schmidt Frank Schmidt Apr 22, 2020

    Meeting the Megacity Challenge – with Superconductors

    The Covid-19 crisis is having a major impact on electricity demand. Yet the long-term trend is towards higher consumption – particularly in cities. Could superconducting cables help DSOs to meet rising demand?

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