95: Liquid Nitrogen in the Sky: Enabling Superconducting Transmission Lines (ft. Max Luke)
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VEIR’s passive evaporative cryogenic cooling delivers 20 times the cooling power per kilogram of nitrogen flow compared to mechanical subcooling. VEIR’s innovations enable reliable, cost–effective HTS transmission over very long distances through narrow rights–of–way, connecting lowest cost renewable resources to where they’re needed, when they’re needed.
In today’s episode, we welcome Max Luke, the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at VEIR, a company focused on developing superconducting transmission power lines. Max’s expertise is in advocacy for innovative technologies in the electric power and energy industries. With him, we discuss:
🔹️How VEIR’s technology is different than current and traditional transmission lines?
🔹️How specifically does technology help address this front versus legacy transmission line technology?
🔹VEIR transmission lines use liquid nitrogen to cool the transmission line below a certain temperature. Are there any safety implications related to the use of liquid nitrogen?
🔹 And much more!
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