A123 Energy Solutions has announced the commissioning of a 2.8 MWh Grid Storage Solution for IHI Corporation, one of the largest industrial equipment manufacturers in Japan. The 1 MW, 2.8 MWh containerized Long Duration store is connected to the IHI factory located in Soma, Japan and helps the facility manage its peak energy consumption, reducing its overall demand spikes to reduce stress on the local electric grid infrastructure.
The equipment was installed and commissioned in less than six weeks, from the delivery of the energy storage onsite to completion of testing. “This marks A123 Energy’s first deployment in Japan, and is also one of the largest behind-the-meter installations we’ve done to date,” said Bud Collins, President of A123 Energy. “Here we’ve been able to show that the product line can be used for large commercial and industrial operations seeking to reduce demand charges, and not just utility-side applications like frequency regulation.”
The storage is for high energy, longer runtime operation than other systems, and can store large amounts of energy produced from variable energy resources such as wind or solar for later consumption, or perform simple time shifting of peak demand to off-peak hours. The equipment is installed and commissioned in multiple locations worldwide, and combined with A123 Energy Solutions’ has reached over 110 MW deployed.
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