DEE-54206 Electrical Energy Storages and Electric Vehicles, 5 cr
Suitable for postgraduate studies.
Students having taken the course are expected to have a comprehensive holistic understanding of electrical energy storage options, especially battery technology, and the most important foreseeable electricity storage applications, especially electric vehicles. The students will have a good understanding of lithium-ion battery technology.
|1.||Introduction to energy storage. Why storage of electricity and energy in general is an important topic for the future.||Examples of electricity storage applications: solar power + storage = enabler of a 100% solar energy system, power system reserves, novel options/enhancements for conventional distribution network assets like lines, domestic back-up power, optimization of electricity trade in the wholesale electricity market, energy carrier for clean transportation, electric vehicles.|
|2.||Overview of battery technology: primary and secondary batteries, basic battery characteristics, conventional secondary battery technologies (lead-acid, Ni-MH etc.), introduction to lithium-ion technology.||Future prospects of battery technology development, novel battery technologies.|
|3.||Lithium-ion battery technology for electrical engineers: operation principle and main components of a lithium-ion cell, positive electrode materials, negative electrode materials, other components like electrolytes and separators, safety aspects, lithium-ion battery systems, battery management systems, balancing systems.||Battery manufacturing.|
|4.||Overview of other energy storage types: super capacitors (double-layer capacitors), superconducting magnet energy storages (SMES), flywheels, hydrogen + fuel cells.||Heat storages.|
|5.||Introduction of electric vehicles: what are EVs, different types of EVs, the main benefits of EVs and their motivation, the main barriers and obstacles of EVs.||Energy and environmental aspects of the transportation system, present market development.|
|6.||State-of-the-art EV technologies: charging technologies for passenger cars, buses, other types of vehicles, battery technology in EVs, what kind of technological solutions are used in EVs and why.||Charging infrastructure point-of-views, where and what kind of infra should be constructed, charging business/value chain perspectives.|
|7.||EVs in power systems and smart grids: Charging load of EVs in distribution networks, EVs as controllable loads and electricity storages for the needs of the electrical energy system.|
|DEE-23106 Fundamentals of Electrical and Power Engineering||Mandatory||1|
1 . Prerequisites in Finnish or in English.
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