A123 Energy Solutions commissions first Grid Storage Solution in Japan
A123 Energy Solutions, a division of A123 Systems LLC and a part of Wanxiang Group, 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. 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