Battery Energy Storage Systems

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 2nd semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering with an electrical or thermal specialisation or Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering with specialisation in Offshore Energy Systems or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Have knowledge about different battery energy storage technologies (e.g. lithium-ion, lead acid etc.) and understand their operation principles
  • Understand the operation/role of energy storage devices and their suitability for different applications (e.g., grid services, electrical vehicles etc.)
  • Have good knowledge about the performance (static and dynamic) behaviour of batteries and its dependence on the operating conditions (temperature, load current etc.). Gain experience about different performance and thermal modelling approaches and model parameterization techniques.
  • Understand the degradation process of lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries from a macroscopic perspective. Gain knowledge about different methods for lifetime estimation of batteries.
  • Gain practical knowledge about testing of lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries in laboratory

Skills

  • Be able to evaluate the suitability of different energy storage technologies for various applications
  • Be able to test different battery technologies in laboratory and to measure their most important electrical and thermal parameters
  • Be able to derive various battery parameters from laboratory measurements

Competences

  • Be able to develop performance models for different battery technologies based on various requirements
  • Independently be able to develop procedures for laboratory testing of batteries

Type of instruction

The course will be planned and organised in close interaction with on‐going research and development activities at the Department of Energy Technology and its collaborators. All modules include exercises focusing on the presented material; some exercises will be performed using MATLAB and Simulink. Moreover, some exer-cises will be carried out on programmable battery test stations.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module, the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examBattery Energy Storage Systems
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Each student should submit all the laboratory exercises in the form of a report. The oral examination will be based on the submitted report.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleEnergilagringssystemer til batteri
Module codeN-EE-K3-11
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science