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Optical current sensors in the modernization of the electric power grid: digital substation challenges
Author(s): J. N. Blake; A. H. Rose
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Paper Abstract

Optical current sensors are advancing the modernization of the power grid because of the reduced costs, environmental savings, safety, reliability, and measurement fidelity improvements. The measurement range requirements are from 1 mA to more than 150 kA with frequency response extending from DC to 20 kHz and beyond. The accuracies required are often 0.1% over a temperature range from -40 ºC to +60 ºC. Several leading edge applications of the optical current sensor are presented, along with a discussion of some developing power system architectures that fully capture the advantages of this new technology. The main challenges to face are identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 9157C6 (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2072361
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J. N. Blake, Alstom Grid Inc. (United States)
A. H. Rose, Alstom Grid Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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