LG Chem wins home battery pilot program by SCE

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Troy, Mich., October 6, 2010 – Southern California Edison picked LG Chem, Ltd. to provide lithium-ion battery packs for a pilot program involving energy storage systems for residential and small commercial applications.

An LG Chem consortium, working jointly with LG Electronics and LS Industrial Systems, is providing a complete system solution to meet the stringent requirements of the home energy storage program.

LG Chem will provide the lithium-ion battery packs; LG Electronics will provide the solar photovoltaic inverter and control and communication equipment; LS Industrial Systems will provide the battery charger; and LG Chem Power, Inc., a unit of LG Chem, will assemble the systems, which will then be supplied to SCE.

The energy storage systems at each location will provide 10 kWh of energy, which can assist in reducing peak power usage by up to 4 kW. Field deployment testing of the systems will begin during the third quarter of 2011 and will be completed by the end of 2012.

The test program will provide a broad platform for evaluating complete real-world systems with home energy storage, demand response strategies, renewable energy generation (wind and solar) and SCE’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

LG Chem customers include General Motors, Ford and Eaton.

An Edison International company, SCE serves a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.

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