New combined power-conditioning system for superconducting magnetic energy storage

Byung M. Han, George G. Karady

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This paper proposes a new combined power-conditioning system for large-scale superconducting magnetic energy storage; it consists of a DC chopper and a PWM (pulse-width modulation) voltage-source converter. The proposed system can independently control the active and reactive power of the utility network by regulating the chopper duty cycle and the converter firing angle. The operational concept was verified through mathematical analyses using an equivalent circuit. The dynamic interaction was analyzed using a simulation model with EMTP (Electromagnetic Transients Program). The analysis results show that the new system is feasible for development with commercially available components and technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1996


  • Power conditioning systems
  • Superconducting magnetic energy storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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