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2014-01: Energy Storage in Power Systems: Technologies, Applications and Future needs
February 4-7, 2014


ETHZ, Zurich and EPFL, Lausanne
Prof. G. Andersson
Prof. M. Paolone
Dr R. Cherkaoui

Objectives of the course

The increase of the penetration of renewable energy resources (RERs) into electrical networks is certainly related to the availability of energy storage systems (ESSs). Indeed, the use of ESSs could, in principle, provide several ancillary services to electrical grids such as: balance of RERs energy production, balance local loads, reserves provision, islanded operation of distribution systems, integration into low voltage microgrids, etc.
The above-mentioned services are characterized by different energy and power requirements that involve the use of appropriate storage technologies. In this respect, the course aims at providing the state-of-the-art of ESSs technologies, their modeling as well as their applications into electrical grids both in large and small scales.


Göran Andersson, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.
François Avellan, EPF-Lausanne, Switzerland.
Carlo Alberto Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy.
Andreas Züttel, EMPA, Switzerland.
Alfred Rufer, EPF-Lausanne, Switzerland.
François Marechal, EPF-Lausanne, Switzerland.
Thomas Aschwanden, Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG, Switzerland.
Walter Sattinger, Swissgrid, Switzerland.
Alexandre Oudalov, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland.
Theodor Borshe, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.
Andreas Ulbig, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.
Martin Aeberhard, SBB-CFF, Switzerland.
Nicolas Cherix, EPF-Lausanne, Switzerland
Alberto Borghetti, University of Bologna, Italy.
Joao Peças Lopes, INESC, Portugal.
Mario Paolone, EPF-Lausanne, Switzerland


1-The need of balancing power with storage: G. Andersson (ETHZ, time: 60’)



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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Registration fees

The course fees include lectures, documentation, coffee breaks and lunches
Members of the EES-UETP: 367.50 EUR
University non members of the EES-UETP: 900.00 EUR
Industry non members of the EES-UETP: 1500.00 EUR

The Course Secretariat will send an invoice to each registered participant, after the reception of the filled Registration Form.


Dr. R. Cherkaoui (, Mrs M. Brocard (
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
EPFL STI-DEC/GR-SCI, ELL 116 (Bâtiment ELL), Station 11
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Phone: +41-21-693 11 55 / +41-21-693 20 58
Fax: +41-21-693 46 62

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