Electrification of Marine Fleet (Modeling of electric boats as energy storage)

Sue Molloy
November 21, 2019

Dr. Sue Molloy, Glas Ocean Electric

Electric boats have the potential to act as “energy storage wrapped in a boat”. By creating a dynamic storage system on board, electric boats are able to supply energy for voltage regulation, peak shaving, emergency power and to be a load source that accepts intermittent renewable power when available. The goal of this project is to build a model to show the flow of power in a dynamic energy storage project where the storage batteries are in boats. Phase 1 will result in a numerical model that will show the power flow between electric boats as energy storage and an electric utility, while Phase 2 will study the data flow over six months in an experimental demonstration of electric boats as energy storage.