DHS taps American Superconductor to boost Chicago grid resiliency

American Superconductor has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to help Illinois' Commonwealth Edison Co. strengthen its grid and lessen the time it takes to recover from an outage. The contract, which was awarded by a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will include the deployment of superconducting cables that can withstand high temperatures across ComEd's Chicago-area infrastructure.

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