A UK ferry port is launching a project to decarbonise its energy operation by using a hybrid lithium-ion and lead-acid energy storage system supplied by GS Yuasa.
Portsmouth International Port, on the south coast of the island, has launched the PESO (Port Energy Systems Optimisation) project to demonstrate how smart grid technology and management software can reduce atmospheric emissions.
The project will use the best of both technologies, such as brief, shallow discharges beingmet from the lithium-ion cells, with longer and deeper discharges met from the lead acid-battery.
The PESO project, co-funded by Innovate UK, will use energy management software developed by Swanbarton, with Energy Systems Catapult assessing the future energy requirements and the long term impact on the energy system.
The pilot system will enable the port to maximise the amount of renewable energy it can produce and use for its own operations.