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       Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby makes, constitutes and
appoints each of David A. Henry, Gregory J. Yurek and Patrick J. Rondeau, signing
singly and each acting individually, as the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact
with full power and authority as hereinafter described to:

1.	execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity as an
officer and/or director of American Superconductor Corporation (the
"Company"), Forms 3, 4 and 5 (including any amendments thereto) in accordance
with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules
thereunder; (the "Exchange Act").

2.	do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which may
be necessary or desirable to prepare, complete and execute any such Form 3, 4, or
5, prepare, complete and execute any amendment or amendments thereto, and
timely deliver and file such form with the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority.

3.	seek and obtain, as the undersigned's representative and on the undersigned's
behalf, information regarding transactions in the Company's securities from any
third party, including brokers, employee benefit plan administrators and trustees,
and the undersigned hereby authorizes any such person to release any such
information to such attorney-in-fact and approves and ratifies any such release of
information; and

4.	take any action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in
the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or
legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents
executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this
Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and
conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's

The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to
do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite, necessary, or proper to
be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all
intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full
power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such
attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or
cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein
granted.  The undersigned acknowledged that the foregoing attorney-in-fact, in serving in
such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming nor relieving, nor is the
Company assuming nor relieving, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply
with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  The undersigned acknowledges
that neither the Company nor the foregoing attorneys-in-fact assume (i) any liability for
the undersigned's responsibility to comply with the requirement of the Exchange Act, (ii)
any liability of the undersigned for any failure to comply with such requirements, or (iii)
any obligation or liability of the undersigned for profit disgorgement under Section 16(b)
of the Exchange Act.

This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no
longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and
transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the
undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to
be executed as of this 30th day of January, 2008.

				               /s/ Charles W. Stankiewicz

						Charles W. Stankiewicz
						Print Name

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