This is the final report for the SUPER3C. Several High temperature superconducting (HTS) cable prototypes have been manufactured in the world with HTS bismuth-based multi-filamentary wires as current carrying elements. This technology is now moving towards the pre-commercial stage through already announced or under discussion multi-hectometre cable projects. However, these multi-filamentary wires are expected to be replaced in the near future by a generation of cheaper HTS tapes, the Coated conductors (CC). According to their final report, SUPER3C is one of the first cables in the world using second generation (2G) HTS tapes as current carrying elements. The 2G-hybrid conductor utilises the advantages of both superconductivity and copper, enabling it to work and interconnect smoothly with conventional network components. Also highlighted in the report is that the work carried out within the framework of this project also provided a much clearer vision of how superconducting cables could be integrated in power grids and how they compare with conventional technologies on an economical standpoint. The report also includes photos.
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Record Number: 12619 / Last updated on: 2011-04-14