The objective of this symposium was to present the worldwide situation of superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES). This volume outlines present and future requirements and measures for energy storage in electrical networks. It reports existing facilities, design studies, and development programmes for SMES and describes potential application areas. Future prospects of SMES are discussed, taking into account the impact of high temperature superconductivity.
Development of small-scale (1-100MWh) SMES economies and engineering, W. Bingham; trends in the electricity supply industry and prospects for superconductive energy storage, M. Chamia; potential for energy storage in electricity distribution systems, G. Cornfield; electricity networks and light flicker due to fluctuating loads, E. Hoffmann; competition between SMES and flywheels, J.R. Hull; Norwegian hydropower in a European context, A. Johannesen; primary control by use of SMES, M. Kleimaier; key design issues of a 30 MW Babcock and Wilcox SMES, Rey et al; use of electricity storage systems in island networks, K.G. Kramer; development of elementary technologies for 100kWh/20 MW toroidal SMES, E. Masada et al; some technological aspects of high-Tc SMES, M. Masuda; cost analysis of SMES plants, T. Tanaka; on the development of a module type SMES, K. Tsutsumi; micro-SMES and power quality - technology, applications, markets, C.C. de Winkel.