WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A123 Energy Solutions announced today the commissioning of a 2.8MWh Grid Storage Solution (GSS™) for IHI Corporation, one of the largest industrial equipment manufacturers in Japan. The 1MW, 2.8MWh containerized Long Duration (LD) GSS is connected to the IHI factory located in Soma, Japan and is helping the facility manage its peak energy consumption, reducing its overall demand spikes to reduce stress on the local electric grid infrastructure.
The GSS 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 GSS 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 LD GSS is designed for high energy, longer runtime operation than the HR GSS and can store large amounts of energy produced from variable energy resources like wind or solar for later consumption, or perform simple time shifting of peak demand to off-peak hours. The LD GSS has been installed and commissioned in multiple locations worldwide, and combined with A123 Energy Solutions’ HR GSS, has reached over 110MW deployed.
About A123 Energy Solutions
A123 Energy Solutions, a division of A123 Systems LLC and a part of Wanxiang Group, develops and manufactures advanced batteries for electric grid, backup power and lead-acid replacement applications based on A123 Systems Nanophosphate® technology. As an industry leader in energy storage system integration focusing on high performance, efficient, safe and reliable battery systems, A123 Energy Solutions designs and manufactures advanced battery systems ranging from small industrial batteries to massive grid-scale energy storage systems. Its megawatt-scale Grid Storage Solutions have been successfully operated in commercial revenue service since 2009 around the world, and have to date reached over 110MW delivered. In commercial and specialty batteries, it provides energy storage solutions to fit the needs for telecom, IT backup, datacenter, medical, lead-acid replacement and other industrial applications. For more information, please visit www.a123energy.com.