Energy Storage Systems that uses Repurposed Battery for support of Renewable Energy Generation


Used electric vehicle batteries will soon become a commodity in the expanding electric vehicle market. Furthermore, the push for cleaner energy from renewable sources is rapidly gaining popularity. Thus, the Manitoba HVDC Research Center’s work on the development of a battery energy storage system that will use aged electric vehicle batteries to store renewable energy will be of great benefit to the world’s transportation and energy economy. However, since batteries suffer from aging affects that limit their ability to maintain designed capacity, current and voltage ratings, therefore, there is a need to develop a system that will take into account the above factors. The research conducted in this project will look at these factors during the development of a Repurposed Battery Energy Storage System. This system will use pulse charge regulation, virtually parallel integration of the batteries and multilevel operation techniques to further the life of the aged batteries. It will also develop a suitable means of storing and delivering the energy to and from a DC bus.

Dexter M. T. J. Williams
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Aniruddha M. Golé