Overview Of SMES Technology For Stability Improvement Of Renewable Energy Systems
Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) systems are one of the superconducting technologies with
wide variety of applications in power systems. The flexibility of these systems permits autilization not only as Energy
Storage Systems (ESS) but also as power devices, for power quality applications. In a SMES system, the power
conditioning system (PCS) is the crucial component for controlling the power flow between the superconducting coil and
the ac system. The dynamics of the PCS directly influences the validity of the SMES in the dynamic control of the power
system. This paper describes how this system is able to improve the dynamic stability of different renewable energy
sources with reliable grid interconnection of SMES technology.
Index Terms— Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage, Power Conditioning System, Control unit, Cooling System.