In parallel, near-shore vessels around the world going electric-first will result in terawatt-hours of batteries on vessels that are frequently tied to a wharf.
BlueGrid addresses this collective multi-trillion dollar challenge by turning electric marine vessels into virtual power plants for utility grade energy storage. BlueGrid brings the intelligence and capability to make vessel-to-grid work optimally to allow electric boats to not only consume power smartly but also feed power back into the grid when needed without impacting vessel operations.
The BlueGrid platform makes it possible to for many electric vessels, built by many different manufacturers, being used at different times, to be used as utility grade energy storage.
Aggregating and optimizing marine vessel batteries for grid use is a big data challenge. BlueGrid uses vessels, charger and grid data to inform real-time and predictive energy and storage models.
BlueGrid has industry-leading partnerships spanning the marine and grid sectors required to make vessel-to-grid successful technically and commercially.
BlueGrid Operations makes vessel-to-grid work. technology makes it possible for electric vessels to be virtual power plants for the electric grid. The BlueGrid Operations service has the data and intelligence to aggregate and optimize vessels’ batteries into reliable and scalable grid energy storage.
Vessel Insights accelerates the vessel transition to electric first. The data-driven analysis of voyage and energy profiles of existing carbon-powered vessels informs vessel electrification decisions and design parameters for vessel owners, naval architects, and boat builders.
Grid Insights accelerates the grid capacity to support bidirectional marine charging. The data-driven analysis provides key parameters of anticipated marine bidirectional charging for electricity infrastructure planning and operations.
BlueGrid’s vessel-to-grid technology creates a common path for electric grid and vessel operators to work and benefit together. However key aspects of the challenge and transition for each are different. Learn how BlueGrid can help with each.