Modeling and analysis of the power transmission with an 110kV/3kA HTS cable in a meshed grid

Jiahui Zhu, Ming Qiu, Xiaokang Lai, Xiaoyu Chen, Weijia Yuan

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With the development of high temperature superconducting (HTS) technology, superconducting power transmission cable have been put into the power network, which will greatly improve the efficiency of the grid, resulting in economic and social benefits. HTS cables are the alternatives in areas where space is extremely small or the overhead lines cannot be built due to security and environmental concerns. In this paper, a simulation model of an 110kV/3kA cold dielectric HTS cable is built using PSCAD/EMTDC based on the critical characteristics of the HTS cable considering the quench effects which is calculated by using MATLAB. Finally, an external short-circuit fault is simulated in a 110 kV HTS transmission line and the power flow distributions with HTS cable and without HTS cable are compared. The comparison results show that the HTS cable has greater short-circuit capacity and is beneficial to the power grid voltage stability and regulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE PES General Meeting - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479964154
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2014
Event2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting - National Harbor, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 201431 Jul 2014


Conference2014 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNational Harbor


  • high temperature superconducting (HTS) cable
  • meshed network
  • power flow
  • short-circuit fault


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