Economic analysis of interconnecting distribution substations via superconducting cables

C. Gu, Y. Zhang, F. Li, W. Yuan

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Abstract

This paper presents an preliminary study of using superconducting cables to interconnect two distribution substations in urban areas in distribution networks. To compare the approach with the conventional underground cables, discussion and calculation is carried out in terms of factors that affect the interconnection: investment cost, reliability, energy loss, capacity, environmental impact and the impact to the fault current limit. A test system is utilized to demonstrate the study. The main findings are: i) superconducting cables are more suitable for transferring large amount of electricity over long distance regarding of costs, capacity and energy losses; ii) superconducting cables can compete with conventional cables when operating over long time span; and iii) the reliability of superconducting cables needs to be improved in order to promote their practical application.

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Conference2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
CountryUK United Kingdom
CitySan Diego
Period21/07/1225/07/12

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Superconducting cables
Economic analysis
Energy dissipation
Underground cables
Electric fault currents
Electric power distribution
Environmental impact
Costs
Cables
Electricity

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Gu, C., Zhang, Y., Li, F., & Yuan, W. (2012). Economic analysis of interconnecting distribution substations via superconducting cables. 1 - 5. Paper presented at 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, UK United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345604

Economic analysis of interconnecting distribution substations via superconducting cables. / Gu, C.; Zhang, Y.; Li, F.; Yuan, W.

2012. 1 - 5 Paper presented at 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, UK United Kingdom.

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Gu, C, Zhang, Y, Li, F & Yuan, W 2012, 'Economic analysis of interconnecting distribution substations via superconducting cables' Paper presented at 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, UK United Kingdom, 21/07/12 - 25/07/12, pp. 1 - 5. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345604
Gu C, Zhang Y, Li F, Yuan W. Economic analysis of interconnecting distribution substations via superconducting cables. 2012. Paper presented at 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, UK United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345604
Gu, C. ; Zhang, Y. ; Li, F. ; Yuan, W. / Economic analysis of interconnecting distribution substations via superconducting cables. Paper presented at 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, UK United Kingdom.5 p.
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