Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage in Power Grids
Energy storage is key to integrating renewable power. Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) systems store power in the magnetic field in a superconducting coil. Once the coil is charged, the current will not stop and the energy can in theory be stored indefinitely. This technology avoids the need for lithium for batteries. The round-trip efficiency can be greater than 95%, but energy is needed for the cooling of the superconducting coil, and the material is expensive. So far, SMES systems are primarily used for improving power quality through short time storage, but further applications are being researched.
This concise treatise for researchers, including PhD students, involved with energy storage research at universities and in industry, experts at utilities and grid operators, as well as advanced students provides a hands-on overview of SMES technology. Chapters cover principles, control, power quality and transient stability enhancement, load frequency control, dynamic performance, use of AI with SMES, and cybersecurity case studies underpin the coverage.
About the Editors
Dr. Mohd. Hasan Ali received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami, Japan, in 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Memphis, USA, where he leads the Electric Power and Energy Systems (EPES) Laboratory. He held research positions in Canada, Japan, and South Korea. His research interests include smart-grid and microgrid systems, cybersecurity issues and solutions to modern power grids, electric vehicle charging system and station, renewable energy systems, energy storage systems, and load forecasting in smart buildings. Dr. Ali has more than 210 publications including 4 books, 6 book chapters, 3 patents, 71 top ranked journal papers, 100 peer-reviewed international conference papers and 20 national conference papers. According to Google Scholar, as of November 2022, the total citations number of his published research is 5,152 with an h-index of 36 and i10-index 103. His research has been funded by various sponsors such as the National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Public Power Association (APPA), the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), to name a few. He received the University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award in 2020 and the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from the Herff College of Engineering in 2019. He serves as the Editors of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Power Engineering Letters, IET-Generation, Transmission and Distribution (GTD) journal, MDPI Electronics Journal, and Frontiers in Energy Research. Dr. Ali is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). Also, he is the Chair of the PES of the IEEE Memphis Section.
Mohd. Hasan Ali