Future Trends and Developments of Power Switching Devices

  • Kaveh NiayeshEmail author
  • Magne Runde
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


The previous chapters looked into various aspects of current interruption in conventional power grids including basic working principles and different applications of power switching components and technologies used in these devices. There has been a steady development of switching devices to increase their functionality, to add new features, to widen their application range and at the same time to reduce their production costs.


Circuit Breaker Dielectric Strength High Voltage Direct Current Superconducting Fault Current Limiter Fault Current Limiter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.SINTEF Energy ResearchTrondheimNorway

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