Power and Energy Storage

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1EL214

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Electrical Engineering A1F
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 28 February 2023
Responsible department
Department of Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

120 credits in science/engineering, including 60 credits in Electrical Engineering. Power Electronics II. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the main components in energy storage, and compare mechanical, electrical, electrochemical and chemical storage,
  • describe in detail the different parts of the charging cycles and the effect on the lifetime of the energy storage as well as critically discuss this from different societal aspects,
  • indepenetly collect information and in group analyze power and energy storage for the automotive sector,
  • model and simulate energy storage units,
  • compare different energy storage technologies and their applications from the perspective of their capacity, effeciency, storage- and response time.


Energy storage technologies for electric vehicles and the electric grid (battries, fuel cells, super capasitors, flywheel and hydrogen). Charging and discharging of energy storage units (power electronics and control systems). Energy management systems and their performance. Efficiency of diffent types of energy storage, as well as combinations of power and energy storage systems. The limitations of their components and their resulting impact on ware and lifetime of those components. Testing and computer based modelling of energy storage units.


Lectures and laborations.


Written exam and laborations.

If there are special reasons for doing so, the examiner may make exceptions from the specified examination method of assessment and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.