Kokam Co., a global provider of innovative battery technology, has been awarded a contract to develop a 36-MW (13-MWh) energy storage system (ESS) for frequency regulation at the Non-Gong substation in South Korea. The project is for South Korea’s largest utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).
The ESS will feature a combination of two unique Kokam Lithium-ion battery technologies: the Ultra-high Power Nickel Manganese Cobalt battery and the NANO battery technology. Work on the project began in June 2016 and is scheduled to be completed by December of 2016.
In March, Kokam announced it had successfully deployed two Ultra-high Power NMC ESSs for KEPCO. These projects included a 24-MW system (9-MWh) and a 16-MW (6-MWh) system, as well as a 16-MW (5-MWh) Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) system. Together, these systems provide KEPCO with 56 MW of energy storage capacity for frequency regulation.
When the new 36-MW ESS project is completed, Kokam will have deployed 92 MW of energy storage capacity for frequency regulation for KEPCO — and the total worldwide capacity of ESSs using Kokam batteries will total 132 MW.
“We look forward to deploying this new 36-MW ESS for KEPCO and continuing to support its effort to install 500 MW of energy storage capacity for frequency regulation by the end of 2017,” said Ike Hong, VP of Kokam’s Power Solutions Division. “Based on our advanced Ultra High-power NMC and NANO battery technologies, this ESS will provide KEPCO with the industry-leading performance, reliability, and cycle life characteristics that they have come to expect from Kokam, enabling them to achieve a strong return on their energy storage investment.”
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