Overview and assessment of superconducting technologies for power grid applications

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Abstract

It is expected that superconducting technologies will play an important role in the future smart grid because their application brings a host of benefits, most notably a decrease power loss that allows for overload relief, the lowering of voltage levels, power quality enhancement and subsequent grid stability. The phenomenon of superconductivity brings these potential qualities to the grid in the form of a number of technologies analogous to the commonly accepted, conventional types in the form of cabling, fault current limiters, energy storage (ES), generators and transformers. This paper aims to provide an overview of these technologies and their current and potential applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538629109
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2018
Event53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018 - Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
Conference number: 53rd
http://www.upec2018.com/

Conference

Conference53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018
Abbreviated titleUPEC 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/09/187/09/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • generators
  • microgrids
  • superconducting fault current limiter
  • superconducting magnetic energy storage
  • superconductive cabling
  • transformers

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    McGuckin, P., & Burt, G. (2018). Overview and assessment of superconducting technologies for power grid applications. In Proceedings - 2018 53rd International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2018 [8541928] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/UPEC.2018.8541928