Superconducting power link for power transmission and fault current limitation

J. Paasi, P. F. Herrmann, T. Verhaege, J. Lehtonen (Corresponding Author), J. Bock, L. Cowey, H. C. Freyhardt, A. Usoskin, G. Moulaert, M. Collet

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Superconducting power links (SUPERPOLI) will offer the opportunity for low-loss power transmission of high nominal currents and fault current limitation simultaneously in a single device. This paper presents the status of European SUPERPOLI project where the long term goal is to build a GVA class, 20 kV, three-phased, 200 m long superconducting power link. As a step towards the GVA-class application, a one-phase demonstrator of 2 m length for 20 kV, 2-5 kArms operation has been designed and is now under construction. The project includes the development of two alternative low-ac-loss conductor designs suitable for current limitation: a tubular Bi-2212 bulk conductor with moderate Jc and a tubular YBCO coated conductor with high Jc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its Applications
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2001
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Fault current limitation
  • HTS
  • Power transmission


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