Electricty operator

Aquila

(ILA)

awarded an order for a D-VAR system to

American Superconductor

(AMSC) - Get Report

and

GE Energy

, an arm of the

General Electric

(GE) - Get Report

.

The D-VAR system will be used to bolster the voltage stability of the Aquila transmission system in central Kansas.

American Superconductor engineers, along with Aquila's transmission planning staff, had determined that system was susceptible to low voltage for certain contingencies.

The D-VAR system would assist with a fast voltage recovery, ensuring the reliability of the transmission network, the companies said.

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