Compact high voltage superconducting fault current limiter employing a new core architecture and novel magnetic materials [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr JW Moscrop; Dr D Cuiuri; Prof CD Cook; Dr F Darmann

Brief description The proposed project is an example of applied research that utilises a frontier technology (superconductors) in an application with both national and community benefits. Fault current limiters are designed to protect electricity grids. The integration of superconductors in fault current limiting applications allows for this protection to be achieved in an energy efficient manner, since negligible impedance is applied to the network during the un-faulted state. Effective and efficient protection of the electricity network is of national interest, with any failure affecting industry and individuals. The proposed research team is in a leading position to develop the potential of this technology for both national networks and a world market.

Funding Amount $370,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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