US DOE working with NETL toward improved power grid component designs

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are developing the computer modeling methods and data sheets needed for optimization of soft magnetic components and improvement of the power grid.

Components need to rapidly predict and design improved performance of transformers, inductors, and rotating electrical machinery to secure and guarantee the operational quality of the electrical grid.

So far, these data sheets have tackled five representative core materials such as magnetic characteristics linked to the performance of such soft magnetic components in a variety of power electronics applications. The findings can be used as input data for designs, optimizations and simulation techniques being developed by others. Additional data sheets are planned for the future.

Source: Daily Energy Insider