A 22 kV/6.9 kV-1 MVA high-Tc superconducting (HTS) power transformer has been developed as a prototype with single-phase part of a 3 MVA HTS power transformer. The prototype unit is cooled by a continuous subcooled liquid nitrogen (LN2) supply system with cryocoolers. During the field tests, the HTS transformer was connected to a distribution line at Imajuku substation (Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc.) in Fukuoka, and inrush-current test and a long-term operation test were implemented. The test results demonstrated the HTS power transformer's applicability to a power grid.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering