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Implementing high-temperature superconductors for the power grid in practice

The case of China

L.Y. Xiao1, L.Z. Lin1, X.H. Zhang2, Y. Xin3,  and Y.J. Tang4     1Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China     2Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China     3Innopower Superconducting Power Cable Company, Yizhuang, Beijing, China     4Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Abstract

This chapter reviews the issues that restrict the development of the electrical power grid in China. It explains how and why superconducting technology should be developed for the future power grid. An overview of the R&D needs for superconductors in the power grid is presented, ...

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