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As the share of renewable energies grows, so does the importance of energy storage. Battery energy storage systems (MAN BESS) from MAN Energy Solutions help to improve the reliability, availability and efficiency of your power supply.
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MAN BESS – versatile, effective solutions for optimizing operations.

Optimizing your plant efficiency with smart energy storage solutions.

Scalable, flexible and versatile – battery storage is an effective solution for a variety of applications.

You can enhance the efficiency of your engine power plant by integrating battery storage solutions and as an option RES (Renewable Energy Source). RES will produce electricity at max. rating, whereas the battery will serve as a buffer for RES power storage and supply, but also engine power that is generated but not used while the engine is running at the efficiency sweet-spot.

Battery energy storage systems (MAN BESS) are suitable for our MAN hybrid applications, including efficiency enhancement measures on existing brown field plants but also green field engine power plants. They deliver large amounts of power within a very short response time. MAN BESS help energy providers supply everyday power as well as critical services, like grid balancing and peak shaving, in a reliable, cost-effective way using a state-of-the-art EMS system.


Providing flexible energy storage for a wide range of applications

We design effective MAN BESS solutions to meet customers' energy needs. 

Battery energy storage systems (MAN BESS) are best suited for applications that require a fast response time and a high power demand over the short or medium term. They improve the reliability, availability and efficiency of the power supply. MAN BESS are ideal for applications like peak shaving, frequency control and load balancing, as well as renewable integration through ramp rate control and energy time shift. Energy storage systems generate much higher value when multiple, stacked services are provided in the same system.

We develop our MAN BESS for specific customer and project requirements. A power-focused configuration that delivers large amounts of energy relatively quickly may be more suitable than an energy-focused configuration, which provides steady power over an extended period of time. Our system simulation and modeling expertise means that we can find the best possible solution for a specific application – for a specific application integrated into a newly planned or existing MAN power plant.

How you benefit: 

  • Make assets more reliable, flexible and profitable
  • Ideal for use in multiple applications
  • Suitable for high-power and high-energy applications
  • Complete system integration from a single source 
or higher LCOE reduction, when adding a battery to a hybrid system.
power range of MAN BESS solutions
standard lifetime of battery components, depending on the application

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Hybrid power with MAN BESS and renewables for a 50 MW island power plant 

MAN Energy Solutions upgraded an existing thermal power plant with MAN BESS to improve operations, boost efficiency and reduce the operator's carbon footprint.


Thermal power plant50 MW
Battery containers  3 x 40' (3.6 MWH, 11 MW)
Engine operating hours- 20%
Fuel consumption / COreduction- 3%
Payback / years6
Battery services

Optimize engine operations:

Spinning reserve, peak shaving


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Optimize your energy system, and integrate high levels of renewables

MAN Energy Solutions will assess your requirements in detail to design, develop and implement the best MAN BESS solution for your specific needs. You can also count on our reliable MAN PrimeServ support across the full asset life cycle, including remote monitoring and optimization. Start generating greener energy today. 

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