High-temperature superconducting (HTS) transformers for power grid applications

M.P. Staines1, Z. Jiang1, N. Glasson2, R.G. Buckley1,  and M. Pannu3     1Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand     2Callaghan Innovation, Christchurch, New Zealand     3Wilson Transformer Company, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


This chapter discusses high-temperature superconducting (HTS) transformers with an emphasis on the technical and cost barriers they must surmount to supplant conventional transformers in the power grid. Requirements for conventional transformers with respect to short circuit current limitation, overload capacity, electrical insulation, voltage regulation, efficiency, and mitigation of fire ...

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