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Battery energy storages in smart grids

Individual course

This course is arranged in the fall 2022 (application period starts on 23 June). Summer implementation needs to be finished by 31st of August, see details below.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student

  • is able to understand reasons for power system changes, impact of these changes and need for utilization of flexible resources like battery energy storages to manage the impacts
  • understands the key role of battery energy storages in the future power system in which more flexibility and controllability will be needed at all voltage levels
  • has strong knowledge about basics of battery technologies their modeling and management and overview of battery storage solutions in Smart Grids, smart homes and hybrid power plants.

In addition, the course will cover topics related to electric vehicles effects on Smart Grids and multi-objective management of batteries in future power systems. Course exercise(s) will enable student to obtain in-depth understanding related to some relevant battery storage topic.

Teaching schedule for the summer course

The course is organised in Moodle.

There is no fixed schedule. However, students need to start the course latest 1.7.2022 and they need to finish the course latest 31.8.2022.

Teaching schedule for the fall course

9.9.–14.10.2022 (application period 23.6.–1.9.2022):

  • Lecture 1: Introduction (Hannu Laaksonen), Friday 9.9.2022 at 9–11 am (Zoom)
  • Lecture 10: Multi use of battery energy storages (Hannu Laaksonen), Friday 14.10.22 at 9–11 am (Zoom)
  • Other lectures are recordings
  • Written assignment topics deadline 18.11.2022
  • Online course exam in Moodle 21.–27.11.2022

Completion methods

The course consists of two parts:

Part 1: Lectures (20 h) and online final examination (Moodle), Part 2: Written assignment

When applying for the course, you have the option to complete both parts (5 ECTS in total). If you only complete one part, you will get 2/3 ECTS.

More information can be found in the University of Vaasa study guide.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Further information about the studies

University of Vaasa
FITech contact person

Responsible teacher

University of Vaasa
Hannu Laaksonen

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Energy storages
Applications and technologies of energy storages
Course code:
Study credits:
3–5 ECTS
0 €
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Host university:
University of Vaasa
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Fundamentals of power systems (recommended, not mandatory).
Course suitable for:
Engineers in energy sector companies and the future specialists in energy storages
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