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Fluence to deliver 6MWh battery-based energy storage system in Taiwan

Energy storage major Fluence has been chosen by Taiwan's local renewable energy IPP, Ina Energy, as the solution provider to deliver a 6MW / 6MWh battery-based energy storage system (BESS) in Taoyuan. This is the first energy storage project for the company to deliver in the country. The BESS is expected to accelerate Taiwan's energy transition by participating in Taipower's Automatic Frequency Control services with local partners.

Fluence will cooperate with the Taiwan-based TECO Group and its subsidiary YATEC to offer Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) services to the state-owned utility company Taiwan Power Company (Taipower). These services are vital to the country meeting its renewable energy targets and climate goals.

"Taiwan represents Fluence's 30th market and demonstrates its commitment to utilizing its latest system technology to help make Taiwan's power network stronger and more resilient, prepare it to accommodate more renewable energy adoption, and set the example for further clean energy deployments in the Asia Pacific region," said Achal Sondhi, Vice President of market growth for the Asia Pacific at Fluence.

"Fluence views Taiwan as a key market in the region, and we look forward to working with our customers and business partners there to enhance the energy storage efficiency of the island's overall power ecosystem and open a new chapter for sustainable energy in Taiwan", he added.

Norman Tsai, Chairman of Ina Energy, said, "The development of renewable energy and energy storage is an important step in the right direction to achieve the energy transition in Taiwan. Ina Energy has been committed to the development of new energy such as solar energy, and we are looking forward to cooperation with Fluence, the leading global energy storage company. At the same time, we are proud to be able to participate in Taipower's automatic frequency control services and contribute to Taiwan's power supply stability and the energy transition".

Energy storage is needed to effectively integrate solar and wind power into the grid to seamlessly match power supply and demand. Taiwan has pledged to achieve 20 percent of the country's electricity from renewable sources by 2025, up from approximately 5 percent in 2020. In this direction, the country's energy policy calls for increased renewable energy and LNG, significantly less coal, and a "nuclear-free homeland." 

Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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