Superconductor Cables: Technology and Utility Applications


This presentation will cover the technology and application of superconductor cables, including:

- Background of High Temperature Superconductor Cable Technology

- Review of Cable Components and Accessories

- Features and Applications of HTS Cables on Utility Systems

- Benefits of HTS Cables for Urban Utilities

  • Improved Resiliency & Reliability
  • Capacity Increases
  • System Modernization

- Review of ComEd’s Active HTS Cable Project in Chicago

Registration is free.

1 PDH credit is available for $10 (IEEE Member) or $15 (Non-IEEE Member). Make the approriate selection during the registration process.

The webinar link will be emailed to all registrants on 5/11/21, prior to the meeting.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 11 May 2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are EST
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Webinar link will be emailed to registrants.

  • United States

  • Starts 16 April 2021 01:01 PM
  • Ends 11 May 2021 11:00 AM
  • All times are EST
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Michael Ross, P.E.

Michael Ross, P.E.


Michael Ross, P.E. Managing Director of Superconductor Power Products-AMSC

Mr. Ross has been with the AMSC team for twenty years.  He joined AMSC as a Transmission and Distribution Planning Engineer, designing technical solutions and applications for utilities and industry utilizing AMSC Power Electronic and High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) products. Later, he became the Director of AMSC’s FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) Product Line and then the Managing Director of AMSC’s Distribution Power Products.  Today he works with electric utilities to find optimized solutions utilizing AMSC’s Superconductor based solutions to ensure that the products are ideally designed for our customers. 

Prior to joining AMSC, Mr. Ross worked in the transmission planning department for Xcel Energy (formally Northern States Power).  

Mr. Ross received a BSEE degree from North Dakota State University in 2000 and has performed post graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Ross is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin and a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and CIGRE.