The greatest battery for greater balance

2/5/19, 2:05 PM -

GS YUASA has been commissioned to build one of the world’s largest grid storage units on the northern-most of Japan’s main islands, Hokkaido. It will help to balance out wind power generation.

GS YUASA commissioned to build one of the world’s largest grid storage units
Overview of how the system works

The North Hokkaido Wind Energy Transmission Corporation has recently initiated a project for developing the transmission grid for the transmission of wind-generated energy. One element for stabilising such a grid is this very large storage unit: It has an output of 240 megawatts and a storage capacity of 720 megawatt hours, which is the equivalent of about 45,000 electric vehicles. Besides balancing the grid, the project will also allow making more efficient use of clean renewables such as wind and solar, which is a key element of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Construction will start in the fiscal year of 2020 and start of operation is planned by 2022.
CS YUASA is one of the largest manufacturer and providers of rechargeable batteries worldwide. They cover a wide range of industrial applications using both led-acid and lithium-ion batteries. These include: security systems, UPS and emergency lighting systems and OEM solutions. The main areas of business are industrial as well as automotive and motorcycle starter batteries. (mfo)


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