Design and cost estimation of superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems for power grids

Jiahui Zhu, Huiming Zhang, Weijia Yuan, Min Zhang, Xiaokang Lai

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Abstract

This paper presents a preliminary study of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) system design and cost analysis for power grid application. A brief introduction of SMES systems is presented in three aspects, history of development, structure and application. Several SMES systems are designed using the state of art superconductors and have taken into account their electromagnetic properties. The magnets of the SMES systems are designed using a global optimization algorithm. Both solenoid and toroid configurations are designed and compared. The capacities of SMES systems are designed on different scales including kJ-, MJ- and GJ-class for different applications. Finally the costs are calculated based on the commercial price of superconductors. The result indicates that the solenoid configuration is suitable for kJ-scale SMES, while the toroid configuration is suitable for GJ-scale SMES.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 21 Jul 201325 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period21/07/1325/07/13

Keywords

  • coil configuration
  • cost analysis
  • SMES design

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    Zhu, J., Zhang, H., Yuan, W., Zhang, M., & Lai, X. (2013). Design and cost estimation of superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems for power grids. In 2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013 [6672556] https://doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672556