Upcoming Seminar on February 19, 2018

Topic: High Speed Megawatt Class Motor and High Frequemcy Variable Speed Drive System

Presenter: Paulo Guedes-Pinto, Director, Design Center and R&D – TECO-Westinghouse

Time: February 19, 2018, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: At ETB 1035 in Texas A&M University.


TECO-Westinghouse has partnered with Clemson University to develop a megawatt-class electrical drive for gas compression and other high speed applications. The project is funded through DoE’s office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE). The project objective is to design and build a 1 MW, 4,160 V, 15,000 rpm motor and a 1 MW, 4,160 V, 500 Hz drive with a combined efficiency of 93% or higher, and meet other challenging performance requirements. The complete system is now under construction and will be fully tested at Clemson’s eGrid Lab in the fall of 2018.


Paulo Guedes-Pinto joined TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company (TWMC) in April 2014. At TWMC he directs a team of 55 engineers and designers responsible for the design of large AC and DC machines, medium voltage drives, and research and development of electric machines and power converters. Paulo Guedes-Pinto has over 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of large AC and DC motors, high speed DC traction motors, motors and generators for locomotives, axial flux permanent magnet machines, high speed permanent magnet motors for subsea and land applications, as well as medium voltage drives.

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