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Around the world, projects are demonstrating the technical feasibility of equipment incorporating HTS. The text below highlights several project examples that have made recent progress.

Siemens SCFL in Germany’s Stadwerke Grid

Siemens SCFL in Germany’s Stadwerke Grid

Author: Bory Buth/Wednesday, July 20, 2016/Categories: Projects

A superconducting fault current limiter with a rated current of 817 amperes will secure the connection between Stadtwerke Augsburg’s grid and an industrial company. When in operation in early 2016, an energy load with a maximum feed-in power of 15 megawatts will be fed from the company’s grid into the Stadwerke’s grid. Without appropriate measures, this load would exceed the permissible short-circuit level. During the field test, a short-circuit limiting reactor, which will be used as a backup solution, will be bypassed by a superconducting fault current limiter.

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