Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


-Describe operating principles of key energy storage technologies, including their benefits and fundamental limitations.
-Select relevant technologies for energy storage, including storage and conversion components.
-Design an energy storage interface for a power system or a power train, as a member working cooperatively in a small multidisciplinary team.
-Share the expertise of ones field in a heterogeneous team.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.01.2022 - 28.02.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course presents an overview of energy storage and conversion technologies. Since different energy storage technologies have different features (e.g., capacity, energy density, power density, efficiency, charging cycles), selecting a proper technology for a given application is studied by means of analysis and case examples. The course focuses on developing the system level
    understanding of energy storage and related grid interfaces. After the course, the students can design simple energy storage systems as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Flip the classroom, personal assignments and team projects

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact sessions (6 x 3 h) = 18 h

    Individual assignments = 60 h

    Group assignments = 44 h

    Final examination 3 h



Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1) A. Rufer, Energy Storage: Systems and Components , CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2018.
    2) Ed. Zhang, Jiujun, Zhang, Lei, Liu, Hansan, Electrochemical Technologies for Energy Storage and Conversion , Wiley-VCH, 2012. (ebook)
    3) N.V. Khartchenko, V.M. Kharchenko, Advanced Energy Systems 2nd edition, CRC Press, (2014), Boca Raton.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    10 Reduced Inequality

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is multidisciplinary and students from different backgrounds are welcomed to the course. There will be pre-reading material offered for different backgrounds at the beginning of the course.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III

    2021-2022 Spring III

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.