Energy Storage and Smart Grids

This building block includes a selection of lectures on electrical energy storage, smart grids, e-mobility, micro-energy generation, with a focus on the energy efficiency dimension.

1. “Opportunities and Challenges of Smart Grids - July 2014 - Lothar Fickert, Institute of Electrical Power Systems, Graz University of Technology, Austria

A presentation of the smart grids and smart meters concepts, and a showcase of international smart grid market potentials. Download pdf

2. “Decentralized Energy Storage - Challenges for Batteries- Herbert Schein, CEO Varta Microbattery GmbH, Ellwangen, Germany

With a emphasis on describing the chemistry aspects, the crtitical components and the types of applications for batteries, the lecture goes on to outlining the challenges lying ahead for the batteries of the future. Download pdf

3. “Energy Storage Solutions of the next future- Luigi Crema, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

An introduction to the new energy storage systems: solutions and innovations for the future thermal and electrical backups. Download pdf

4. “Energy Storages and Sustainability at Distributed Level” - Luigi Crema, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy

This lecture goes beyond defining limiting factors and challenges of energy storage, to setting out an integrated energy vision for the plus energy buildings. Download pdf

5. “New Developments for Electrochemical Energy Storage - Kai-C Möller, Fraunhofer ISC, Würzburg, Germany

This lecture offers an overview of design advancements and improvements for electrochemical energy storage. Download pdf

6. “Organic Batteries - Hiroyuki Nishide, Waseda University, Japan

This presentation is themed around sustainable batteries, compares and contrast their charge/discharche cycle-ability with that of conventional batteries, and delves into material composition and other technical specificities of organic batteries. Download pdf

7. “Smart e-Mobility” - Klaus Woltron, Besitzer und President der ADVENGYS GmbH und AG, Austria

The lectures provides a history snap shot of electric vehicles develpments. Download pdf

8. “Smart Energy Grids” - Lothar Fickert, TU Graz, Austria; Electrical Engineering

Starting with an overview of Smart Grids and their Market Potential, the presentation elaborates on the Austrian National Technology Patform (NTP) Smart Grids and on the Smart Grids Roadmap. Download pdf

9. “Smart Grids” - Christian Orthofer, Steiermark region of Austria

This lecture is centred on the electricity networks of the future, with a particular focus on the smart energy activities implemented in the Steiermark region of Austria. Download pdf

10.“The Micro-District: Strategies for Energy Positive Buildings and Communities” - Luigi Crema, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italien

Micro-district strategies for achieving sustainable buildings and communities, with examples of integration projects implemented on the ground. Download pdf