Integration of SMES devices in power systems: Opportunities and challenges

Nuno Amaro, Joao Murta Pina, Joao Martins, Jose Maria Ceballos

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Abstract

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) systems are one of the superconducting technologies with envisaged applications in power systems. The flexibility of these systems allows a utilization as Energy Storage Systems (ESS) but also as power devices, for power quality applications. In the actual context of electric grids, with the emergence of the paradigm of Smart Grids, the possible applications of SMES systems are discussed, considering the actual state of the art in superconducting materials. Main envisaged applications are presented and a short comparison with other ESS is also performed, as a way to integrate SMES systems into the actual and upcoming context of power systems. Main already running or finished projects using not only standalone SMES systems but also a combination of multiple superconducting devices are also presented. Finally, a short description of concept projects using SMES systems is also given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages482-487
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479963010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015
Event9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015 - Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 Jun 201526 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Compatibility and Power Electronics, CPE 2015
CountryPortugal
CityCaparica, Lisbon
Period24/06/1526/06/15

Keywords

  • Energy Storage
  • Power Quality
  • Smart grids
  • SMES

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