American Superconductor

American Superconductor (AMSC) is an energy technologies company based in Devens, Massachusetts specializing in the design and manufacture of power systems and superconducting wire. It owns AMSC Windtech in Klagenfurt, Austria. Company sales are dependent on a single large customer, Sinovel, a Chinese wind turbine maker that accounts for almost 80% of revenue.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$72,971 Given
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Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
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View all campaign finance data for American Superconductor Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$3,930,000 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of American Superconductor

View all lobbying data for American Superconductor Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 8 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

Earmarks

$2,400,000 Received
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Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2008 $2,400,000 American Superconductor: Advanced Spacecraft Technology -- Systematic Approach to Radiation Hardened Electronics (SHARE)
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Federal Spending

14 grants; 4 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
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American Superconductor Corporation 2009 Energy, Department Of HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR TRANSMISSION CABLE SYSTEM FOR INSTALLATION IN THE LONG ISLAND POWER GRID (LIPA 2) $7,584,120
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American Superconductor Corporation 2005 Energy, Department Of DEMONSTRATION OF A PRE-COMMERCIAL LONG-LENGTH HTS CABLE SYSTEM OPERATING IN THE POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK $5,642,000
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American Superconductor Corporation 2009 Energy, Department Of DE-FC26-07NT43243, MODIFICATION 008, ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION TO EXTEND THE CURRENT BUDGET PERIOD AT NO COST. $4,832,972
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American Superconductor Corporation 2006 Energy, Department Of DEMONSTRATION OF A PRE-COMMERCIAL LONG-LENGTH HTS CABLE SYSTEM OPERATING IN THE POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK $4,250,000
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American Superconductor Corporation 2007 Energy, Department Of DEMONSTRATION OF A PRE-COMMERCIAL LONG-LENGTH HTS CABLE SYSTEM OPERATING IN THE POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK $4,002,128
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American Superconductor Corporation 2004 Energy, Department Of DEMONSTRATION OF A PRE-COMMERCIAL LONG-LENGTH HTS CABLE SYSTEM OPERATING IN THE POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK $4,000,000
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American Superconductor Corporation 2008 Energy, Department Of HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR TRANSMISSION CABLE SYSTEM FOR INSTALLATION IN THE LONG ISLAND POWER GRID (LIPA 2) $2,856,869
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American Superconductor Corporation 2007 Energy, Department Of DEMONSTRATION OF A PRE-COMMERCIAL LONG-LENGTH HTS CABLE SYSTEM OPERATING IN THE POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK $1,921,330
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American Superconductor Corporation 2008 Office Of The Secretary, Department Of Homeland Security DIVISION: INNOVATION PPA: INNOVATION THRUST: HIPS PROGRAM: RESILIENT ELECTRIC GRID (REG) PROJECT: REG PLANNING AND TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION $1,908,791
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American Superconductor Corporation 2007 Energy, Department Of HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTOR TRANSMISSION CABLE SYSTEM FOR INSTALLATION IN THE LONG ISLAND POWER GRID (LIPA 2) $1,900,000
View all grant & loan data for American Superconductor View all contract data for American Superconductor Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

3 people on 3 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "American Superconductor" that sat on federal advisory committees.

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  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 1 committee
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