Due to the increased fault-level currents, superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) is more likely to penetrate into a low voltage and medium voltage transmission network to improve their stability and lower the electric devices capacity. Therefore it is important to model a SFCL in power system to analyze its performance and study its characteristics. In this paper, a simulation model for a resistive type SFCL consisted of YBCO tapes is developed using Matlab/Simulink software. This model will take into account SFCL's internal electromagnetic behavior by coupling its internal resistance and the current density characteristics based on the E-J power law. Finally, the SFCL simulation model is applied in a transmission and a wind farm power grid, respectively. Different fault limiting scenarios are investigated and the results show that the SFCL is effective in limiting fault currents with a maximum of 50% in transmission lines, particularly for wind farm networks.
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- Resistive type superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL)
- transmission lines
- wind farm
Zhu, J., Zheng, X., Qiu, M., Zhang, Z., Li, J., & Yuan, W. (2015). Application Simulation of a Resistive Type Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (SFCL) in a Transmission and Wind Power System. Energy Procedia, 75, 716-721. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.498