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2015 Storage Systems based on Li-Ion Batteries for Grid Support and Automotive Applications

aau_department_of_energy_technologyIndustrial/Ph.D. Course from 12th to 15th of October, 2015

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Time: 12-15 October, 2015
Place: Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 101
Registration deadline: 21 September, 2015 
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Background of the course

The importance of the li-ion batteries is booming and after dominating portable electronics applications, they are entering into new sectors like grid support applications and propelling of the electric vehicles. The penetration of renewables in the power system is considered to significantly increase in near future; thus, batteries can play a crucial role in the reliable and cost efficient grid-integration of intermittent energy sources. Besides, the grid support applications, li-ion batteries have begun to play a major role in the automotive market. The use of batteries in automotive applications is a promising option in order to replace the internal combustion engine cars with ideally, zero emissions vehicles (full electric vehicles), or with controlled emission vehicles (hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles).

The course starts with an overview of electrochemical battery storage technologies with special focus on the lithium ion batteries. Moreover, the services that the energy storage can provide for grid applications will be discussed. This will followed by an industrial lecturer presentation and Matlab exercise on optimal sizing of storage in different stationary applications.

The second part focuses on lithium ion battery technology. The operating principles, various chemistries as well as lithium ion batteries laboratory testing and performance modeling will be presented. Simulation studies in Matlab will be performed, where course participants will develop their own performance model of the Li-ion battery.

The third day is devoted to automotive applications. Lithium ion technologies for automotive applications will be discussed. Aspects related to li-ion battery management systems for vehicles will be covered. Moreover, sizing and control of battery powered vehicles will be addressed. Third day will be finished with the exercise on li-ion battery powered vehicle.

Since the feasibility of integrating Li-ion batteries in various applications is a key aspect, the last day is dedicated to the performance degradation and lifetime estimation of li-ion batteries. Ageing phenomena, accelerated lifetime testing and lifetime modeling of Li-ion batteries will be covered.


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