ZAGREB, 10 May (Hina) – Researchers of the Split Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) have developed battery systems that can fully power vessels sailing along the Croatian coast and help local islands’ inhabitants to have stable supplies of electricity.
Last month, the FESB faculty’s representatives and executives of the Jadroplov shipping company signed an agreement on designing and developing passenger ships powered by stored energy from the battery systems.
The project is based on Active System for Electric Energy Storage and Stabilization of Electric Grid (ASPEMS) developed by the faculty’s professors Božo Terzić and Ozren Bego and engineer Teo Krtalić.
The battery energy storage can have multifold applications, and local households, notably those in isolated communities on islands and in mountainous regions where electrical grids can be unstable, can benefit from this system. The faculty announces that one of the applications is providing “solutions for stabilizing island mode operation, including frequency regulation, black start and backup power source.”
The project, prepared in Split, envisages the storage capacity of 140 kilowatthour along 500 Watt power inverter.
Two million euros have been invested so far in this project, and most funds for this purpose have been provided through the European Regional Development Fund.