Design and Construction of a Test Bench to Characterize Efficiency and Reliability of High Voltage Battery Energy Storage Systems

Tobias Blank, Stephan Thomas, Christoph Roggendorf, Thomas Pollok, Ionut Trintis, Dirk Uwe Sauer

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Stationary battery energy storage systems are widely used for uninterruptible power supply systems. Furthermore, they are able to provide grid services. This yields in rising installed power and capacity. One possibility uses high voltage batteries. This results in an improvement of the overall system efficiency. High voltage batteries may be advantageous for future medium voltage DC-grids as well. In all cases, high availability and reliability is indispensable. Investigations on the operating behavior of such systems are needed. For this purpose, a test bench for high voltage storage systems was built to analyze these processes for different battery technologies. A special safety infrastructure for the test bench was developed due to the high voltage and the storable energy of approximately 120 kWh. This paper presents the layout of the test bench for analyzing high voltage batteries with about 4,300 volts including all components, the safety requirements with the resultant safety circuit and the aim of the investigations to be performed with the test bench.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32nd International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC)
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationOrlando, FL, USA
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date6 Jun 2010
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3383-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-3384-1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2010
Event32nd International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC) - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Jun 201010 Jun 2010


Conference32nd International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC)
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • battery energy storage
  • medium voltage
  • double stage conversion
  • grid connected

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