Application of superconducting coils to VAR control in electric power systems: a proposal

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During the last eight years, static VAR-control systems with thyristor-controlled, room-temperature reactors have been used in electrical systems for voltage control and system stabilization. In this proposal, we describe a new static VAR-control system that uses an asymmetrically controlled Graetz bridge and a superconducting dc coil. Preliminary studies indicate that the proposed system will have lower overall losses and that its capital cost and electrical characteristics are comparable to those of a conventional system. Three- and four-year programs for developing the electronic circuitry and superconducting coils for VAR control, culminating in the installation and testing of an approx. 40-MVAR system, ... continued below

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Boenig, H.J. & Hassenzahl, W.V. November 1, 1979.

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During the last eight years, static VAR-control systems with thyristor-controlled, room-temperature reactors have been used in electrical systems for voltage control and system stabilization. In this proposal, we describe a new static VAR-control system that uses an asymmetrically controlled Graetz bridge and a superconducting dc coil. Preliminary studies indicate that the proposed system will have lower overall losses and that its capital cost and electrical characteristics are comparable to those of a conventional system. Three- and four-year programs for developing the electronic circuitry and superconducting coils for VAR control, culminating in the installation and testing of an approx. 40-MVAR system, are proposed.

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  • Report No.: LA-8055-P
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/5506481 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5506481
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092450

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Boenig, H.J. & Hassenzahl, W.V. Application of superconducting coils to VAR control in electric power systems: a proposal, report, November 1, 1979; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092450/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.