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Hitachi ABB Power Grid to provide BESS for 214 MW microgrid project in Thailand

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ability e-mesh PowerStore BESS (Source: Hitachi ABB Power Grids)

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced that it will provide its battery energy storage system (BESS) and controls technology a "smart industrial park" project in Thailand.

The BESS system solution, called PowerStore, as well as its digital controls platform e-Mesh, by the locally-headquartered project developer, Impact Solar Limited. The project will be located at Saha Industrial Park in Sri-Racha, near Thailand's southwest coast.

In what has been described as the country's largest private microgrid to date, 214MW of distributed energy resources including co-generation gas turbines, rooftop and floating solar PV, and battery energy storage will be combined in a single system.

The digitally-enabled microgrid will integrate the different distributed resources while behaving like a utility-scale power system, managing and optimizing power output from the resources in real-time across the industrial park. The system will be able to integrate the variable output of the solar power facilities, as well as providing backup power to a data centre at the park and warranting power quality and reliability for companies based there.

"The model balances generation from various distributed energy sources builds in redundancy for future data centre demand, and lays the foundation for a peer-to-peer digital energy exchange platform among the industrial park's customers," Hitachi ABB Power Grids senior VP for grid automation in the Asia-Pacific region, Yep Min Teo, said.

Author : Debi Dash
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