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I have to admit, replacing every power cable in the US could get pretty exciting.


Don't get too excited just yet. It doesn't make good sense to replace every power cable with HTS material. Look back through some of the older postings and you'll see mention of 'constrained' transmission lines and 'overloaded' systems. There's enough of these to make good money, without chasing the marginal applications like residential distribution.

I expect HTS conductors to peacefully coexist with copper and aluminum conductors in the overall power system. The engineers will just have a much higher current density conductor available, at a reasonable price, for certain applications.

Steve
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