Development of a novel methodology for predicting reliability of battery energy storage in marine applications

Battery energy storage systems (BESS) play a critical role in the electrification of the transportation industry. Despite many recent advancements in lithium ion chemistry at the cell-level, prediction of battery system lifetime remains a challenge at the system-level. Corvus Energy is the world’s leading supplier of safe, innovative, and reliable energy storage solutions for all segments in the maritime industry. This project will study the reliability of Corvus Energy’s market-leading Orca Energy BESS to better predict reliability of future BESS. It will then test Corvus Energy’s next-generation Blue Whale BESS to validate the models developed for Orca Energy. This work will allow for a comparison of next-generation BESS with existing BESS and traditional diesel generators. From the results of this work, a deeper understanding of the BESS’ lifetime will be obtained, allowing for increased adoption of BESS in marine transportation.

Faculty Supervisor:

Martin Ordonez


Jorge Alejandro May Alvarez


Corvus Energy


Engineering - computer / electrical




University of British Columbia



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