A Study on the Sustainability Aspects of High Temperature Superconductivity

OdunAyo Imoru, Gerben Hoogendorp, Kelvin H. van Huysduynen, and Adisa A. Jimoh


Climatic change, Electrical devices, Electrical generation, European energy strategy, HTS Technology, Sustainability


A case study of the energy strategy concentrating on the HTS factors influence on the six priority areas are critically examined. The study is to know how high temperature superconducting (HTS) components can beneficially contribute to sustainability in some developing or developed countries. It also shows the various alternative sources that market penetration levels will in the future be sufficiently high to contribute significantly to targets set for climate change, goals for higher economic and technical efficiency for electrical generation and distribution facilities. Projections have shown that HTS is well under way of replacing the existing infrastructure, driven by sustainability issues, higher energy demands and aging existing electrical utility assets. It is difficult to estimate large-scale introduction of HTS devices in the any of those countries, but implementation will be hurried along promptly if it is given adequate attention by the Regional Union and the country in question. The main problem will be in replacing the expensive existing infrastructure with unproven technology, and given the financial crisis, the government institutions of such country must take steps to smoothen the financing of HTS projects to set a standard and become a world leader in a new generation of electrical devices.

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