Hardware-in-Loop Simulation and Test Facility for Re-Purposed Battery Energy Storage Systems

Hybrid vehicles have been in use for well over a decade now and have gained momentum in popularity ever since. When these vehicles reach their end of life, their battery packs often have a considerable amount of residual life. Although their state-of-health may not be suitable for vehicular application any longer, they can be re-used in a different setting where they can store and provide energy for remote and off-grid loads such as small communities in the North. This project aims to develop an advanced computer modeling and test platform to investigate various options for using re-purposed battery packs for grid storage applications. 

Damon Bazargan
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Shaahin Filizadeh