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Module Title LM Energy Storage
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 32458
Module Lead Professor Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, Dr. Grant Wilson
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-18 hours
Tutorial-4 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-4 hours
Guided independent study-74 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module covers the integration of energy storage solutions within a whole energy system, and a detail of the practical considerations at a local level. In addition, some of the wider implications for energy storage are explored e.g. Potential of pumped hydro storage in the UK Recycling/re-use of batteries, Hybrid/distributed solutions, EVs – use as stationary storage, storage at charge points Solar + storage in the home

Technologies covered include
  • - mechanical energy storage (pumped hydro, CAES, flywheels)
  • - thermal energy storage (sensible and latent heat, chemical)
  • - power to gas (hydrogen, synthetic natural gas)
  • - batteries (lead-acid, lithium, sodium sulphur, metal air)
  • - economics and business cases, storage markets
  • - environmental issues- grid integration and whole system issues
  • - renewable energy system integration
  • - network standards
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Explain operating principles, characteristics, and classifications of energy storage solutions and their integration within a whole energy system.
  • Calculate/analyse energy capacities and other parameters of various energy storage technologies, e.g. battery, compressed air, pumped hydro, etc.
Assessment 32458-01 : Coursework : Coursework (80%)
32458-03 : Peerwise : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2500 word coursework (100%)
Reassessment: Resubmission of coursework (100%)
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