Enrico Tironi received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, in 1972. In 1972, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, where he is currently a Full Professor in the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria. His research interests include power electronics, power quality, and distributed generation. Prof. Tironi is a Member of the Italian Standard Authority, the Italian Electrical Association, and the Italian National Research Council group of Electrical Power System.
Lecture: Electrical storage
The possibility of decoupling electrical energy production from its usage, of modifying the withdrawal profiles of loads and of energy recovering during braking phases of drives, makes the usage of storage systems of particular interest. The lecture is divided into three parts. First, performances that can be obtained by storage systems today available will be outlined. Then, functions that can be performed by the storage systems will be analyzed. Finally, some considerations concerning sizing criteria of the storage systems will be drawn. A brief mention will be made to the potential advantages of DC distribution in presence of storage systems.