Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage and Its Applications

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Guest Editors

Lei Chen, Wuhan University, China.
Jing Shi, Huazhong University of Science and technology, China.
Boyang Shen, University of Cambridge, UK.


With the fast development of high-temperature superconducting (HTS) materials, superconducting power applications have attracted increasing attention in the power industry and smart grid, particularly for electric power systems with a high proportion of renewable energies. Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) has obtained many successful engineering projects worldwide and can be conducted as a potential solution to assist electric power systems against disturbances.


Applications of SMES into electric power systems may offer contributions from different aspects, such as improving system stability, enhancing power quality, and increasing fault ride-through (FRT) capability for inverter-interfaced renewable energy generation units. Meanwhile, it is expected to coordinate SMES and different controllable equipment to more efficiently guarantee the safe and stable operation of electric power systems with renewable energies.


SMES should be well-suitable for forthcoming energy systems. Hybrid AC/DC distribution networks and highly meshed grids can be regarded as the application objects of SMES in energy engineering. Incidentally, boosting the transient performance of power electronics-dominated power systems is a pending challenge for SMES.

The purpose of this special issue is to provide a platform for presenting the latest research results on superconducting magnetic energy storage and its applications. This special issue covers-but it is not limited to theories, technologies, applications, and field experience of SMES. We seek original research papers on theoretical, methodological, and empirical studies as well as review papers that provide a critical overview of the state of the art of technologies. We kindly welcome original, high-quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences.


Superconducting magnetic energy storage; Renewable energies; Control method; Optimal scheme; Fault-ride through; Power system stabilization; Superconductivity; Device design; Loss analysis; Economic evaluation; Hybrid technologies

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