Harmonic, force and eddy current analysis of high voltage compact saturated core superconducting fault current limiters in electricity grids [ 2010 - 2013 ]

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Researchers Moscrop Dr Jeffrey W; Prof Christopher D Cook; A/Prof Sarath Perera; Dr Tee G Tang; Dr Jose R Lopez-Roldan

Brief description This project is a clear example of applied research that utilises a frontier technology (superconductors) in an application with both national and community benefits. Superconducting fault current limiters are designed to protect and improve the availability of electricity grids in an energy efficient manner, since negligible impedance is applied to the network during normal load conditions. Efficient improvements to the reliability of electricity networks are of national interest, with any failures affecting industry and individuals. The proposed research team, which includes Powerlink (an Australian electricity utility), is in a leading position to further develop this technology for the national grid and a potential world market.

Funding Amount $460,000

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