Two Japanese firms have joined forces to create a 6MW lithium titanate Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in the U.S.
Project owner Sumitomo Corporation will use Toshiba’s SCiB™ (Super Charge ion Battery) lithium-ion batteries to provide a frequency regulation service to PJM, one of North America’s largest grid operator.
Three separate containers with 667kWh batteries in each, and three inverter units manufactured by Parker Hannifin, will be used in the Willey Battery Storage project in Ohio.
U.S. company Renewable Energy Systems Americas begins construction this month, Toshiba is due to deliver the batteries in November, with the project scheduled to begin in December.
The utility-scale energy storage project system will be used to provide frequency regulation service to North America grid operator PJM.
Toshiba also supplied batteries for Japan’s 40MW-20MWh Nishi-Sendai Substation Battery Energy Storage System Project.