Specialist politicians discuss superconductor technology – focus on opportunities and political options.

At an information event in Berlin put on by the German superconductor industry association ivSupra and the Federal environmental foundation DBU, policy experts from all parliamentary groups discussed superconductor technology in the context of current issues around grid extensions in Germany, the energy transition and integration of the European electricity market. The advantages of superconductors, including their reliability benefits in refrigeration technology, have already been demonstrated in a pilot project by RWE AG in Essen. More information is available from ivSupra at http://www.ivsupra.de/images/presse/2015/2015-11-30%20Pressemitteilung%20Supraleiter%20für%20den%20Netzausbau.pdf