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Title: Transmission Level High Temperature Superconducting Fault Current Limiter

The primary objective of this project was to demonstrate the feasibility and reliability of utilizing high-temperature superconducting (HTS) materials in a Transmission Level Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL) application. During the project, the type of high-temperature superconducting material used evolved from 1st generation (1G) BSCCO-2212 melt cast bulk high-temperature superconductors to 2nd generation (2G) YBCO-based high-temperature superconducting tape. The SFCL employed SuperPower's “Matrix” technology, that offers modular features to enable scale up to transmission voltage levels. The SFCL consists of individual modules that contain elements and parallel inductors that assist in carrying the current during the fault. A number of these modules are arranged in an m x n array to form the current-limiting matrix.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. SuperPower, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1327898
Report Number(s):
DOE-SUPERPOWER--13033
TRN: US1700035
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-03GO13033
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
SuperPower, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; CURRENT LIMITERS; COPPER OXIDES; SOLENOIDS; POWER TRANSMISSION LINES; BARIUM OXIDES; BISMUTH OXIDES; CALCIUM OXIDES; STRONTIUM OXIDES; YTTRIUM OXIDES; CUPRATES; MATRIX MATERIALS; RELIABILITY