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  • Siemens to use superconductors in building the power grid of the future in Augsburg

    Munich, 2014-Dec-18

    When fed into medium-voltage power grids, large loads of renewable or other decentralized energies – which are generated when winds are strong or the sun is very bright – can produce short circuits that endanger the power supply. Superconducting network technologies can ensure reliable grid operation even under these conditions. Siemens is installing a superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) of the so-called resistive type at Stadtwerke Augsburg, the municipal utility in Augsburg, Germany, that is designed to solve precisely this problem. Development work and installation in the utility's medium-voltage power grid are to be completed by the end of 2015. The superconducting fault current limiter will then be field-tested. The project, abbreviated as "ASSIST" – which is sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology – is part of Bavaria's Innovative Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency (BayINVENT) Program. The European Patent Office (EPO) has already granted Siemens several key patents for the technologies used in resistive superconducting fault current limiters.
    Siemens to use superconductors in building the power grid of the future in Augsburg

    Superconducting fault current limiters can limit short-circuit currents in power transmission and distribution grids very quickly, effectively, automatically and, thus, with a high degree of intrinsic safety, making reliable grid operation possible even under difficult conditions. After a short cooling period, the grids can also return to normal operation without additional measures.

    "With our innovative partner, Stadtwerke Augsburg, we have a power utility where we can demonstrate how this advanced technology can help master the challenges of the energy transition and grid upgrades successfully," said Dr. Tabea Arndt, head of Superconducting Components and Appl

  • Incorporating 3,300 utilities and 1,700 non-utility power producers, the U.S. electric grid consists of 18,000 power plants ranging from nuclear, coal, and hydroelectric to solar panels and wind turbines plus their associated switches, transformers, and high-voltage transmission lines as well as distribution lines to industrial, commercial, and residential customers.

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    Taxloss hasnt realy started yet.

    by antibasher Dec 12, 2014 12:00 PM
    zero1sum zero1sum Dec 12, 2014 1:53 PM Flag

    That is ridiculous.

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    NSA director: China can damage US power grid

    by golf_vader Nov 21, 2014 2:32 PM
    zero1sum zero1sum Nov 23, 2014 7:30 AM Flag

    That's cool. Think all the thc has exited by now,Rip Anyway the point of the post should be explored. Like to see a folly of opinions. Than at least someone will be addressing a important topic. Placement of where what effect HTSC will bring.

    BTW the post your talking about was a stock TAUG which is basically medicinal use ,the second part of company was my interest for nanobots. Maybe you'll go back to sleep now.

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