North American firm AES Corporation will supply a total of 37.5MW of lithium-ion energy technology to a utility firm as the US continues to embrace energy storage for grid stabalisation.
Through its subsidiary, AES Energy Storage, the company signed two contracts with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to install and commission two arrays.
A 30 MW array will be installed in Escondido and a 7.5 MW in El Cajon, both in California. Both arrays will use batteries by Samsung SDI and power conversion systems by Parker Hannifin.
AES will use its fourth generation Advancion® 4 energy storage system at the sites to improve regional reliability and to help integrate greater amounts of renewable energy by the end of January 2017.
Andres Gluski AES President and Chief Executive Officer, said the company had recently made Advancion available to utilities, developers and commercial customers.
Adding: “SDG&E’s selection of Advancion highlights the significant growth potential we see for our energy storage business.”
“These batteries are beneficial because they maintain a reliable flow of energy to customers when they need it most,” said James P. Avery, SDG&E’s chief development officer.
“We also are national leaders in supplying renewable resources, with more than 33% of the energy we supply to customers coming from wind and solar. These batteries will help smoothly integrate this growing supply of clean energy onto the power grid for use by our customers.”
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