A One-Body, Laminated-Rotor Flywheel Switched Reluctance Machine for Energy Storage: Design Trade-Offs

Roberto Rocca, Savvas Papadopoulos, Mohamed Rashed, George Prassinos, Fabio Giulii Capponi, Michael Galea

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Abstract

A critical aspect of distributed generation systems focuses on the installation of Electrical Energy Storage Systems in customer-side facilities. In this scenario, flywheel technology is challenged to provide high levels of safety, compactness and competitive cost. This work presents a novel, one-body flywheel scheme based on a switched reluctance machine, whose laminated rotor fulfils both the motor/generator and energy storage functions. The one-body architecture enhances compactness and robustness, whereas the laminated rotor ensures high safety. The design of this flywheel scheme is characterised by a widely different set of trade-offs compared to conventional schemes. In order to prove the feasibility of the proposed scheme and to highlight its design trade-offs, a 60kW, 2.2kWh one-body flywheel is presented as a case study, along with some preliminary experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC / I and CPS Europe 2020
EditorsZhigniew Leonowicz
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728174532
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC / I and CPS Europe 2020 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 9 Jun 202012 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC / I and CPS Europe 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2020 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC / I and CPS Europe 2020
Country/TerritorySpain
CityMadrid
Period9/06/2012/06/20

Keywords

  • customer-side storages
  • energy storage system
  • flywheel
  • integrated flywheel
  • one-body flywheel
  • renewable energy
  • smart energy
  • smart grids
  • switched reluctance machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

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