Abstract: This paper outlines a systematic procedure for the design of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage System. The SMES covers many utility, industrial, and military applications. Both toroidal and solenoidal configurations were analyzed to determine physical dimensions, heat loads and cost of major components. Among the effects considered were the impact of critical current density on feasible configurations, mass of conductor, and cost; the effects of magnetic field and strain limits on physical parameters and structural mass; and the savings in refrigeration from operating at higher temperature. The design of the HTS, stability criteria, and coolant selection are also discussed.

Keywords: Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES), HTS, LTS, Solenoid, Toroidal, CCR.