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Battery energy storages in smart grids

Individual course

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.

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.

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University of Vaasa
Hannu Laaksonen

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Energy storages
Applications and technologies of energy storages
Course code:
3–5 ECTS
0 €
Teaching period:
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
University of Vaasa
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
General prerequisites:
Fundamentals of power systems (recommended, not mandatory).
Study suitable for:
Engineers in energy sector companies and the future specialists in energy storages
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