High-Efficient, High-Reliable Energy Storage Power Conversion Systems (PCS) for Increased Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicle Integration


Johan Enslin and Zheyu Zhang


The increased use of variable and intermittent renewable generation, as well as integration of more rapid EV charging infrastructure, with increased requirements for reliability and resiliency power grid, makes the case for more energy storage capacity on distribution feeders. Through practical case studies and installed systems, this tutorial will present energy storage technologies, value proposition, regulatory environment and interconnection standards. Also, energy storage power conversion systems technologies will be overviewed with the development of high-efficiency SiC-based energy storage converter emphasized. This is an intermediate-level tutorial for researchers and engineers with fundamental power electronics knowledge.