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Reference Number ETI-EN1010
Title Resistive Superconducting Fault Current Limiter (RSFCL)
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Applied Superconductor
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 17 June 2011
End Date 25 March 2015
Duration 45 months
Total Grant Value £4,000,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region North East
Programme Energy Storage and Distribution
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Applied Superconductor (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , E.ON UK (formerly PowerGen) (0.001%)
Project Contact , Western Power Distribution (0.001%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract This projects aims were to develop and demonstrate a resistive superconducting fault current limiter device (RSFCL), to reduce the impact of faults on electricity distribution networks.

Fault current levels are becoming a significant barrier to the installation of low-carbon and other distributed generation. Management of these fault levels is also a key enabler for the growth of smart distribution systems, offering improved operation, flexibility and efficiency. This project will develop and demonstrate a resistive superconducting fault current limiter device, which will reduce the impact of faults on electricity distribution networks, helping the cost effective growth and increased flexibility and reliability of distribution systems, with more low carbon electricity generation installed in the distribution system. It will be developed by Applied Superconductor Ltd, based in Blyth, Northumberland, in partnership with Rolls-Royce, and will be installed on the network at a Western Power Distribution substation in Loughborough, Leicestershire. E.ON will act as technical consultants.

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