Applicability of Superconductivity in the Electric Power System: A Canadian Perspective

  • Frank Y. Chu
  • Raymond Roberge
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The recent discovery of high temperature superconducting (HTSC) materials and the development of low loss (in alternating current application), low temperature multifilamentary superconductors have the potential to benefit the electric power companies. The potential benefits of these materials, and the public interest in HTSC, have motivated electrical utilities to examine the technologies closely. This paper presents a Canadian view on prospective applications of superconductivity in a power system.


Power System Critical Current Density Electric Power System Overhead Transmission Line Electric Power Company 
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© Springer Japan 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Y. Chu
    • 1
  • Raymond Roberge
    • 2
  1. 1.Ontario Hydro Research DivisionTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Hydro Quebec, Vice Presidence RechercheVarennesCanada

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