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EI2460 Batteries for Energy Storage in Electrical Systems 6.0 credits

Batteries in electrical systems provide new possibilities for balancing and operating the electrical system, and can be seen as a new component in the electrical system. This course aims to provide an understanding of these possibilities, as well as to provide knowledge about mathematical methods in order to model and analyze the impact on the electrical system.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus EI2460 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Different technologies for energy storage
  • Planning, operation and maintenance of electric power system with battery storage This includes different aspects as; effect on electricity market, frequency regulation, charged and distributed systems.
  • Life cycle cost analysis for electric power systems with energy storage in batteries
  • Modelling and analysis of battery systems with applications to electrical systems
  • Dimensioning and analysis of battery storage systems for different applications in electric power grids and transport systems
  • Battery storages for energy and transport systems which include cooperation between energy and transport systems through electrification This includes different methods for charge; including inductive and fast charging

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the students should be able to:

  • account for different technologies for energy storage that can be used in electrical systems
  • account for different technologies for charging of electrical systems
  • account for batteries' life cycle in electrical system applications
  • derive and use models for batteries in the context of electrical systems
  • dimension and analyse battery storage systems for different applications in the context of electrical systems
  • develop models for how battery storage in electrical systems influence the electricity market and the frequency regulation
  • derive and use models for the analysis of cooperation between energy and transport systems

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course EG2100 Analysis of electric power systems or the equivalent.

Completed course EJ2301 Power Electronics or the equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INLA - Assignment, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • LABA - Laboratory work, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TENA - Written exam, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web EI2460

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Engineering

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: