Award Winnerʼs Article: Optimal Control of Energy Storage Devices for Future Power Grids and Electric Vehicles

Created by Yoash LEVRON* | |   Technical report

*Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Two challenges of modern power systems are the increasing integration of renewable energy sources and the increasing use of electric vehicles. A key enabling technology related to both these challenges is energy storage. However, the field of energy storage itself poses significant research questions, ranging from the search for new and better materials to advanced control algorithms. The research reported herein explores new approaches for optimal control of storage devices. One paper studies the optimal energy management strategy in complex networks with storage devices. Two other papers introduce the “shortest path” optimization technique. These concepts allow simple planning of the stored energy, and enables reliable and efficient operation of power systems and electric vehicles.

Energy density vs. power density