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CESI Tutor for Poli Students’ Projects

CESI Tutor for Poli Students’ Projects
12 . Jun . 2024

CESI recently mentored students from the Energy Management Lab course at the Politecnico of Milan on projects focused on electrolyzer performance modelling and EV charging stations. The CESI tutors were Luca Migliorini, Federica Galati, Silvia Corigliano, and Luciano Masotti. On June 5th, at the event “Fostering the Energy Transition” held at the Politecnico di Milano, the students presented their projects.

One project characterized different types of electrolyzers (PEM, Alkaline, etc.) based on their performance at various loading levels. The students conducted literature reviews, gathered laboratory data, and interviewed manufacturers to perform techno-economic evaluations. They assessed how electrolyzer loading affects green hydrogen production and the Levelized Cost of Hydrogen (LCOH) analyzing different configurations combining renewable sources with hydrogen storage and batteries.

Another project assessed the impact of PNRR incentives on the profitability of installing EV charging infrastructure on urban roads. The analysis examined capital expenditures (CAPEX), operational expenditures (OPEX), and utilization rates across Northern, Central, and Southern Italy, considering various charging locations such as points of interest, as public parking lotsand supermarkets parkings lots.

A third project evaluated key factors in sizing and investing in ultra-fast charging stations on extra-urban roads. This study reviewed the current EV and charging infrastructure in Italy and Europe, assessing CAPEX, OPEX, and PNRR incentive mechanisms. Business cases focused on gas stations and fast-food locations in Northern, Central, and Southern Italy.

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