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Fuel Saving with a Hybrid Power System for an Electric Ferry


Jayasinghe Arachchillage, SDG and Suryawanshi, U and Sheikh, A and Alahakoon, S, Fuel Saving with a Hybrid Power System for an Electric Ferry, 14th Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) Proceedings, 18-20 December 2019, Sri Lanka, pp. 1-5. ISSN 2164-7011 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ICIIS47346.2019.9063317


Fuel efficiency improvements and integration of low or zero emission sources into shipboard power systems have recently become a global trend in the maritime industry. In this context, hybrid ship power system architectures with diesel-electric generators and battery energy storage systems have drawn attention as an attractive solution to increase fuel efficiency and thereby reduce emissions. In this arrangement, the battery energy storage system is used as a buffer to decouple the load dynamics and thereby allow the engine to operate at its optimal operating range. The aim of this study is to assess the fuel saving that can be achieved with this arrangement in an electric ferry. Load profile of an actual ferry, operating between two terminals, is used to estimate the fuel-saving. Results of this study showed that 4.65 L of fuel can be saved in a round-trip by avoiding low efficiency operating regions of the diesel engine.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:battery-powered ferry, dc power system, electric ferry, fuel savings, hybrid power system
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International passenger water transport (e.g. passenger ships)
UTAS Author:Jayasinghe Arachchillage, SDG (Dr Shantha Jayasinghe Arachchillage)
ID Code:148249
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2021-12-14
Last Modified:2022-01-14

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