Performance inspection of smart superconducting fault current controller in radial distribution substation through PSCAD/EMTDC simulation

Mehrdad MassoudiFarid, Jae Woong Shim, Jiho Lee, Tae Kuk Ko

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In power grid, in order to level out the generation with demand, up-gradation of the system is occasionally required. This will lead to more fault current levels. However, upgrading all the protection instruments of the system is both costly and extravagant. This issue could be dominated by using Smart Fault Current Controller (SFCC). While the impact of Fault current Limiters (FCL) in various locations has been studied in different situations for years, the performance of SFCC has not been investigated extensively. In this research, SFCC which has adopted the characteristics of a full bridge thyristor rectifier with a superconducting coil is applied to three main locations such as load feeder, Bus-tie position and main feeder location and its behavior is investigated through simulation in presence and absence of small Distributed Generation unit (DG). The results show a huge difference in limiting the fault current when using SFCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalProgress in Superconductivity and Cryogenics (PSAC)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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