A feasibility study on HTS SMES applications for power quality enhancement through both software simulations and hardware-based experiments

A. R. Kim, J. G. Kim, S. Kim, M. Park, I. K. Yu, K. C. Seong, K. Watanabe

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Abstract

Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) which promises the efficiency of more than 95% and fast response becomes a competitive energy storage device. Because of its advantages, SMES can provide benefit as a power quality enhancement device to an utility especially in connection with renewable energy sources. In this paper, a software simulation and an experiment aiming for power quality enhancement are reported. The utility was referred to Ulleung Island in Korea which had one wind power generation system. The simulation was performed using power system computer aided design/electromagnetic transient including DC (PSCAD/EMTDC) and power-hardware-in-the-loop simulation (PHILS) was implemented to monitor the operational characteristics of SMES when it was connected to utility. This study provides a highly reliable simulation results, and the feasibility of a SMES application is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1404-1408
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Volume471
Issue number21-22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Power quality
  • Real time digital simulator
  • Superconducting magnetic energy storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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