Superconductive Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) for Electric Utilities

  • J. M. Pfotenhauer
  • R. W. Boom


SMES system designs, component developments, and utility usage studies at Wisconsin will be reviewed. The SMES design criteria for superfluid helium cooled NbTi solenoids is outlined and compared to the probable design criteria for the future potential use of high Tc ceramic conductor solenoids cooled by liquid nitrogen.


Liquid Helium Refrigeration System Normal Zone Transient Heat Transfer Thermal Disturbance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Pfotenhauer
    • 1
  • R. W. Boom
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Superconductivity CenterUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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