Zero Emission Services
Zero Emission Services (ZES) provides exchangeable energy containers for new and existing inland barges. These containers called ZES packs are charged with green electricity. Once depleted, the skippers can quickly exchange the containers for a fully charges one at one of the exchange and charging stations. These stations form a part of “open access” to the network as it can be used to stabilise the electricity grid or to supply a temporary local demand for electricity. ZES offers users a future-proof solution.
This system is future-proof because it is independent of an energy carrier. They are currently using batteries but when hydrogen because cheaper in the future, hydrogen technology-equipped containers with will be able to supply power in the same way. The charging stations are designed to allow for synergies with other technologies such as hydrogen.