Limitation of fusion power plant installation on future power grids under the effect of renewable and nuclear power sources

Shutaro Takeda, Shigeki Sakurai, Yasushi Yamamoto, Ryuta Kasada, Satoshi Konishi

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Abstract

Future power grids would be unstable because of the larger share of renewable and nuclear power sources. This instability might bring some additional difficulties to fusion plant installation. Therefore, the authors carried out a quantitative feasibility study from the aspect of grid stability through simulation. Results showed that the more renewable and nuclear sources are linked to a grid, the greater disturbance the grid experiences upon a sudden output interruption of a fusion power plant, e.g. plasma disruption. The frequency deviations surpassed 0.2 Hz on some grids, suggesting potential limitations of fusion plant installation on future grids. To clearly show the suggested limitations of fusion plant installations, a novel diagram was presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1754-1758
Number of pages5
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Volume109-111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Grid stability
  • Nuclear power plant
  • Plant design
  • Plasma disruption
  • Renewable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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