A novel 7.2 kV fault current limiter for use in the FREEDM Project

Jay Prigmore, George Karady

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel fault current limiter topology that is designed to limit the fault current to two times the rated current. The proposed topology is a possible solution for fault management in the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Project. Comparing existing devices, the proposed device offers low conduction losses, near instantaneous response time (μs) and is able to withstand the power requirements long enough for circuit breakers to operate. The ac semiconductor switch is made up from 10 kV/10A SiC MOSFETs and a low voltage preliminary experimental model has been built and successfully tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 7 2012May 10 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/7/125/10/12

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Fault current limiters
Project management
Topology
Semiconductor switches
Electric fault currents
Electric circuit breakers
Electric potential

Keywords

  • Distribution System
  • Energy Dissipation
  • Fault Current Limiter
  • Power Dissipation
  • Power MOSFET
  • Power Semiconductor Switches
  • Power System Protection
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Smart Grids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Prigmore, J., & Karady, G. (2012). A novel 7.2 kV fault current limiter for use in the FREEDM Project. In Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference [6281397] https://doi.org/10.1109/TDC.2012.6281397

A novel 7.2 kV fault current limiter for use in the FREEDM Project. / Prigmore, Jay; Karady, George.

Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference. 2012. 6281397.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Prigmore, J & Karady, G 2012, A novel 7.2 kV fault current limiter for use in the FREEDM Project. in Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference., 6281397, 2012 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, T and D 2012, Orlando, FL, United States, 5/7/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/TDC.2012.6281397
Prigmore J, Karady G. A novel 7.2 kV fault current limiter for use in the FREEDM Project. In Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference. 2012. 6281397 https://doi.org/10.1109/TDC.2012.6281397
Prigmore, Jay ; Karady, George. / A novel 7.2 kV fault current limiter for use in the FREEDM Project. Proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Transmission and Distribution Conference. 2012.
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