Battery firm Kokam has secured a deal to supply a 13MW/h lithium-ion energy storage system (ESS) to aid frequency regulation to one of South Korea’s biggest utility companies.
The 36MW project will use the South Korean firm’s Ultra High Power nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) and NANO battery technology.
The project for Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) at the Non-Gong substation in South Korea is set to be completed by the end of this year.
Earlier this year Kokam teamed up with KEPCO to install the world’s largest NMC system— the 24MW scheme was one of three (the other two were 16MW systems) battery-based storage systems installed through the partnership in the country.
Kokam has also installed a 16MW / 5MWh Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) system for KEPCO.
Ike Hong, vice president of Kokam’s Power Solutions Division, said: “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.”