Special Issue "Recent Developments and Emerging Trends of New Electrical Energy Storage Systems"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

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Prof. Dr. Kent Bertilsson
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Department of Information Technology and Media, Mid Sweden University, 85170 Sundsvall, Sweden
Interests: power electronics; power converters; electrical energy storage
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Dear Colleagues,

Energy storage is a requirement for the successful introduction of the growing number of renewable energy sources into future society. Energy storage is needed for storing energy for intermittent energy production from wind and solar, as well as for the long- and medium-term. For large-scale long-time storage, i.e., days–months, hydrogen and pumped power are nowadays more cost-efficient than direct electrical storage. For shorter times (hours–days) or smaller-sized systems, battery storage systems are commonly used. Short term energy storage (seconds to minutes) will also be required to stabilize the power grid. This could be through the generation of synthetic inertia for the grid or maintaining voltage levels in rapid fluctuations in intermittent renewable energy production, e.g., when a solar power installation far out in the grid is suddenly covered by passing clouds.

This Special Issue focuses on technology that enables, improves, and reduces the cost for electric energy storage systems. Both the storage elements and power electronics for the efficient utilization of the storage elements are covered. This includes, among others, battery systems, converters for battery/supercapacitor charging and/or discharging, bidirectional power converters, and technology utilizing car batteries for the grid or personal storage (vehicle to grid). It also includes technology for combining different energy storage elements into a system in order to achieve some benefits such as supercapacitors/fuel cells, superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES)/batteries, pump power/battery, etc. The cost of electrical energy storage systems is currently very high, and cost-effective systems are very interesting, such as refurbished battery storage, low-cost energy storage elements, low cost converters, or other innovative solutions.

Prof. Dr. Kent Bertilsson
Guest Editor

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  • Batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Bidirectional converters
  • Electrical energy storage
  • Cost effective electric energy storage
  • Refurbished battery storage
  • Electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Fuel cell power train
  • Electric mobility
  • Vehicle to grid
  • Grid stabilization
  • Synthetic inertia

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Battery Durability and Reliability under Electric Utility Grid Operations: Analysis of On-Site Reference Tests
Electronics 2021, 10(13), 1593; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10131593 - 02 Jul 2021
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Grid-tied energy storage will play a key role in the reduction of carbon emissions. Systems based on Li-ion batteries could be good candidates for the task, especially those using lithium titanate negative electrodes. In this work, we will present the study of seven [...] Read more.
Grid-tied energy storage will play a key role in the reduction of carbon emissions. Systems based on Li-ion batteries could be good candidates for the task, especially those using lithium titanate negative electrodes. In this work, we will present the study of seven years of usage of a lithium titanate-based battery energy storage system on an isolated island grid. We will show that, even after seven years, the modules’ capacity loss is below 10% and that overall the battery is still performing within specifications. From our results, we established a forecast based on the internal degradation mechanisms of the hottest and coldest modules to show that the battery full lifetime on the grid should easily exceed 15 years. We also identified some inaccuracies in the online capacity estimation methodology which complicates the monitoring of the system. Full article
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