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


-Design an energy storage interface for a power system or a power train

Credits: 3

Schedule: 12.06.2023 - 01.09.2023

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 system.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - personal assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture (online or video) = 16 h

    Personal assingments = 60 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    This course is very flexible and suits well students with restrictions in timetables. This course can be directly take remotely (no presence in Otaniemi obligatory), there it neither any time dependent activities (all the lectures can be taken when suitable for the students). Course does have DL for personal tasks.

    The course is multidisciplinary and students from different backgrounds are welcomed to the course.

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III
    2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 Spring III
    2023-2024 Summer

    Enrollment :

    There is a maximum of 30 students. Priority for students at Fitech. Registration for the course via Sisu (