Distributed Power Electronics for Second-Life Batteries

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Jorge Suarez Porras
4. term, Energy Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
The use of battery storage systems (BESS) is widely considered for supporting the power grid. As the market for electric vehicles is growing rapidly, second-life batteries (SLBs) are becoming an attractive alternative for BESS. However, the use of SLBs has drawbacks due to the different state of health (SOH) and state of charge (SOC) of the batteries. In this work, different control methods for a cascaded H-bridge (CHB) topology for grid connection of second-life batteries are analyzed. By using a CHB topology, the possibilities of controlling the BESS are extended. Alternative switching techniques based on pulse width modulation (PWM) are shown and compared for multilevel inverters (MLI). Various battery energy management (BEMS) system strategies are proposed. Further, an active balancing technique is proposed to balance the state of energy (SOE) among the cells. The results show that the proposed strategies can be applied, extending and widening the battery control capabilities.
SpecialisationPower Electronics and Drives
Publication date2 Jun 2022
Number of pages110
ID: 472008821