FITech Energy Storage

FITech offers education of energy storages for the needs of industry

Finnish energy industry companies have estimated that hundreds of new energy storage professionals will be needed in the near future.

At the moment development speed of energy storage (especially battery energy storage) and conversion technologies for smart energy systems, transportation and mobile working machinery is really fast and will still increase in the future. In order to maintain competitiveness of Finnish energy industry and enable its recurrence ability, new energy storages related high-quality education is needed.

This FITech Energy Storages study module (25–30 ECTS) combines Finnish energy storages related expertise from many different disciplines and universities.

FITech Energy Storages study module is divided into three different themes. It is possible to study only individual courses or whole 25–30 ECTS module (in which courses from different themes can be included).

The three study themes are:

1. Chemistry and materials

Courses related to “Chemistry and materials” theme will focus on understanding chemistry, processes and properties of different materials which are used in different type of energy storage technologies (lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors etc.) today and in the future.

2. Applications and technologies

Courses related to “Applications and technologies” theme will focus on different small & large-scale and short & long term energy storage and conversion technologies and applications. For example, courses will cover utilisation of energy storages in

  • stationary grid applications (different size of microgrids, hybrid power plants, virtual powerplants)
  • transportation sector applications (electric/hybrid vehicles, busses, ships, ferries and mobile working machinery)
  • integration of different energy vectors (electricity, heat, gas, hydrogen).

3. Energy markets and business models

Courses related to “Enery markets and business models” theme will focus on flexible energy resources utilisation enabling business models, regulation, and future energy market structures.

Future operation and planning principles based on active utilisation of renewables and flexible energy resources need development of compatible business models, regulation, market, tariff and tax structures.

Courses are based on utilisation of renewables and flexible energy resources. They take strongly into account the role of different stakeholders, especially customers in order to achieve optimal solutions from the whole society’s point of view.

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FITech Energy Storage executive group:

  • Harry Linnarinne (University of Vaasa)
  • Pertti Järventausta (Tampere University)
  • Matti Lehtonen (Aalto University)
  • Katja Hynynen (LUT University)
  • Henrik Saxén (Åbo Akademi University)
  • Ulla Lassi (University of Oulu)
  • Carita Kvarnström (University of Turku)
  • Jari Mattila (Valmet)
  • Hannu Mäntymaa (Wärtsilä)
  • Matti Vaattovaara (ABB)