Energy Storage for Hybrid & Electric Ships

Plan B Energy Storage provides energy storage solutions to optimize or replace diesel in marine, grid and heavy industrial applications. PBES batteries have been specifically designed for marine and industrial applications: applications where safety, reliability and cost are the most important aspects of a battery system. PBES battery systems are used to power hybrid and fully electric ferries, offshore supply vessels, large hybrid yachts, industrial machinery and in land-based grid energy projects.

Experience

Over 17MWh of installed systems. PBES energy storage systems power the world's largest electric ferries, workboats and industrial machinery.

CellCoolTM

PBES CellCool liquid cooling precisely manages internal cell and battery temperature to provide greater safety and best in class cycle life.

System Safety

Integral fire prevention is in every PBES battery. Maintaining low cell temperature at high power cycling or in a fault scenario is the key to lithium-ion safety.

CellSwap

PBES CellSwap - replace only the cells at end of system life instead of the whole system. Lower battery cost, reduced size and performance guaranteed for life.

Industry Leading Innovations & Safety

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Liquid cooling flows through each module, reducing the risk thermal runaway and drastically increasing lifespan and safety.

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With CellSwap replace only the cells of the battery system to reduce total lifetime cost of a system.

Industry Leading Innovations & Safety

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Of Liquid Cooling

Litres of liquid cooling flows through the system per minute, reducing the risk thermal runaway and drastically increasing lifespan and safety.

Smaller Systems

With CellSwap replace only the cells of the battery system to reduce total lifetime cost of a system.

14 Ships & 15 Megawatt hours in only five years.

Learn what makes PBES the ultimate solution for hybrid and electric ships around the world.
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The Zero Emission Maritime Goal

The electrification of the marine industry is here. Battery powered ferries, fishing boats and yachts use less or zero fuel, experience reduced maintenance costs, increased safety and the added benefit of no noise. Harbour communities no longer deal with polluted air, and marine ecosystems benefit from the elimination of loud ship engines disrupting critical sonar communication for marine mammals.

Fully Electric

Electric ferries use batteries as the primary power for the ship, eliminating diesel fuel and emissions. Suitable for short haul ferries of any size, the batteries are charged at each end of their trip from shore power and can be used as a UPS for the port in case of shore side grid outages.

Plug-In Hybrid

Batteries power the ship entirely on electric power for specific operations, such as in harbour cruising, reducing emissions, fuel and enginge run time. Often used for long haul ferries and some workboats. Batteries are charged with shore power and excess energy generated from engine.

Hybrid

Hybrid ships can vary greatly in type and energy storage size. Suited for peak shaving during dynamic positioning operations, the batteries absorb load variations so that engines only see the average system load. This improves fuel efficiency, reduces engine hours and low load operations. Batteries are recharged using excess engine energy.

14 Ships & 15 Megawatt hours in only five years.

Learn what makes PBES the ultimate solution for hybrid and electric ships around the world.
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Latest blog posts

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PBES and GTC Energy Solutions Announce EU Manufacturing Program

Contract manufacturing in Germany to supply markets in Europe, Southern Europe Vancouver, Canada – June 18, 2019 – PBES and GTC Energy Solutions are pleased to announce […]

PBES, Sterling and Wilson Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership provides stability and further develops markets to propel PBES to ‘next level’ Vancouver, Canada – June 5, 2019 – Leading marine energy storage and battery company PBES […]

Practical Application of Energy Storage in Hybrid Commercial Vessels

By Grant Brown, VP Marketing for PBES, Published in The Journal of Ocean Technology Marine engineers have long been aware of the potential efficiency increases from hybridizing […]

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