Application simulation of a resistive type superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) in a transmission and wind power system

Jiahui Zhu, Xiaodong Zheng, Ming Qiu, Zhipeng Zhang, Jianwei Li, Weijia Yuan

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Abstract

Due to the increased fault-level currents, superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) is more likely to penetrate into a low voltage and medium voltage transmission network to improve their stability and lower the electric devices capacity. Therefore it is important to model a SFCL in power system to analyze its performance and study its characteristics. In this paper, a simulation model for a resistive type SFCL consisted of YBCO tapes is developed using Matlab/Simulink software. This model will take into account SFCL's internal electromagnetic behavior by coupling its internal resistance and the current density characteristics based on the E-J power law. Finally, the SFCL simulation model is applied in a transmission and a wind farm power grid, respectively. Different fault limiting scenarios are investigated and the results show that the SFCL is effective in limiting fault currents with a maximum of 50% in transmission lines, particularly for wind farm networks.

LanguageEnglish
Pages716-721
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatusPublished - Aug 2015

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Superconducting fault current limiters
Wind power
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Electric fault currents
Electric power transmission networks
Electric potential
Tapes
Electric lines
Current density

Keywords

  • Resistive type superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL)
  • simulation
  • transmission lines
  • wind farm
  • YBCO

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Application simulation of a resistive type superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) in a transmission and wind power system. / Zhu, Jiahui; Zheng, Xiaodong; Qiu, Ming; Zhang, Zhipeng; Li, Jianwei; Yuan, Weijia.

2015. 716-721.

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Zhu, Jiahui ; Zheng, Xiaodong ; Qiu, Ming ; Zhang, Zhipeng ; Li, Jianwei ; Yuan, Weijia. / Application simulation of a resistive type superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) in a transmission and wind power system. 6 p.
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