Mitsubishi Electric Corporation plans to monitor and control battery and power conditioners for energy storage systems for 600MW of wind turbines that are to be connected to the grid.
Hokkaido Wind Energy Transmission Corporation (HWETC) is leading the pilot project and has started construction at its Kita-Toyotomi substation on the northern-most of Japan’s main islands last year. The facility will have 240MW/720MWh storage systems.
Engineering company Chiyoda Corporation has been entrusted with the work of designing and building the storage systems, which will be part of a grid reinforcement pilot project.
The project is expected to be operational by March 2023.
Mitsubishi’s Blender RE energy management system will be used in the project that will help monitor lithium-ion batteries with output of 240MW and 720MWh storage capacity.
Blender RE can strengthen the grid with stable power supply as it will not only balance electricity supply and demand but also power surpluses as more wind farms come on-stream in Japan.
More about offshore wind power will be discussed at CMT’s OWP Japan (Offshore Wind Power) on 16-17 May, 2019 in Tokyo.