China’s Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp Announces Orders for BYD Battery Back-up for Nuclear Plants

GUANGDONG, China--()--China’s Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp (CGNPC) announced this week the results of the bidding for their largest high-power, high-capacity battery back-up stations to date, with BYD Ltd of Shenzhen winning the bid. A “National Energy Application Technology Research and Engineering demonstration project”, CGNPC plans to couple these 3.5 Mega-Watt-hour back-up batteries with their nuclear power stations to deliver power up to 2.5MW levels. The energy storage station will serve as an emergency power source to safeguard workers and protect station equipment from being damaged in extreme conditions where the nuclear plants may lose their electrical supply.

Nuclear safety has become tantamount for the nuclear power industry due to recent events with increasingly stricter standards for product reliability. With failure potentially having life-or-death consequences, every single component, from reactor to screw, is held to a higher commercial standard. The battery backup system is designed to avert a disaster like Japan’s Fukushima Power Plant 311 experienced because of a power failure. Technologies that qualified for this bid were all reviewed for their maturity, proven commercial stability and absolute safety and reliability even in the harshest conditions, such as earthquake, tsunami, fire, and radioactive exposure. BYD has gained industry-wide recognition as the safest, most environmentally-friendly and most mature battery energy storage solution available. BYD’s second generation energy storage station can provide reliable "passive" emergency power for Nuclear power plants.

In 2010, BYD launched the world’s first MWh-level Iron-Phosphate (or “Fe”) energy storage station attached to China’s Southern Power Grid. In 2011, this plant was dwarfed by an even larger 36 MWh storage station at China’s State Grid’s “National Sun” project – a renewable, base-load power generation plant. BYD has also provided energy storage station solutions to global companies such as the EPRI, Chevron, Duke Energy, and the Power Science Institute. He Long Vice President of BYD said, “BYD is honored to cooperate with China’s Guangdong Nuclear Power Corp to improve the reliability of our world’s nuclear assets.” Currently, there are more than 400 second generation nuclear power units worldwide, affording the opportunity for significant growth in the battery back-up industry. For more information, visit BYD at www.facebook.com/bydcompany and www.byd.com

About BYD

BYD is ranked #1 at the top of Bloomberg’s and BusinessWeek's 2009 Tech 100 List (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100520006751/en/BYD-Tops-Bloomberg-Businessweek%E2%80%99s-12th-Annual-Tech) and is the leading manufacturer of advanced, environmentally-friendly battery technologies like the BYD’s Iron Phosphate battery used in BYD electric vehicles and electric buses. BYD’s solar panels and LED Lighting systems have CEC, TUV/CE and UL listings, and the company enjoys rapid growth in consumer electronics space and electrified transportation sector manufacturing under its BYD brand. BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese automotive and green energy technology enterprise. The Company trades on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKE) under the ticker numbers (HK.0285 – BYD Electronics) and (HK.1211 – BYD Company Ltd.), as well as on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under the ticker number (002594 - BYD Company Ltd.). For more information, visit www.byd.com, www.facebook.com/bydcompany or email pr@byd.com.

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IN CHINA CONTACT:
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Sherry Li, +86-755-8988-8888
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BYD's Nuclear Back-up Battery and Converter Cabinets are very similar to this picture from China's Southern Grid installation. (Photo: Business Wire)

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IN CHINA CONTACT:
BYD
Sherry Li, +86-755-8988-8888
pr@byd.com
or
IN US CONTACT:
BYD
Micheal Austin, +1-800-BYD-AUTO
micheal.austin@byd.com