Kokam wins 36 MW Energy Storage System contract from KEPCO

By Editor


Kokam today announced that South Korea’s largest utility, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), has awarded it a contract to develop a 36-megawatt (MW) Energy Storage System (ESS) for the Non-Gong substation in South Korea.

Work on the project began in June 2016 and is scheduled to be completed by December of 2016.

In March Kokam announced that it has successfully deployed for KEPCO two Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide ESSs – a 24-megawatt (MW) system / 9-megawatt hour (MWh) and a 16 MW / 6 MWh system – for frequency regulation on the South Korean electricity grid. The 24 MW system is the largest capacity Lithium NMC ESS used for frequency regulation in the world.

When the new 36 MW ESS project is completed, Kokam will have deployed 92 MW of energy storage capacity for frequency regulation for KEPCO, and the total worldwide capacity of ESSs using Kokam batteries will total 132 MW.

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