Combined operation of an unified power quality conditioner and a superconducting magnetic energy storage system for power quality improvement

Nuno Amaro, Luís Casimiro, João Murta Pina, João Martins, José M. Ceballos

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Abstract

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) is a class of promising superconducting devices, considering its possible applications in power systems. This paper describes a combination of a SMES with a Unified Power Quality Conditioner (UPQC) for power quality improvement in an electric grid. The SMES device is used to improve the UPQC performance by increasing the stored energy in the DC link. Several power quality faults including voltage sags and current harmonics are simulated and the system behavior is demonstrated. This hybrid system has the advantage of being able to overcome different kinds of power quality faults with higher performance than as a set of individual systems, thus increasing power quality in electric grids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Cloud-Based Engineering Systems - 6th IFIPWG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2015, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages374-382
Number of pages9
Volume450
ISBN (Electronic)9783319167657
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2015 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 13 Apr 201515 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume450
ISSN (Print)18684238

Conference

Conference6th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2015
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period13/04/1515/04/15

Keywords

  • Power quality
  • SMES
  • UPQC

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