AES selects Mitsubishi, GS Yuasa to supply battery energy storage system

AES Gener and AES Energy Storage today announced the selection of Parker-Hannifin to supply advanced battery energy storage systems for their new Cochrane power station.

The battery energy storage system will be supplied by Mitsubishi Corp. with the lithium ion battery module manufactured by GS Yuasa and the lithium ion battery cells by Lithium Energy Japan, a joint venture of Mitsubishi Corp. and GS Yuasa.

The project is the companies’ third energy storage facility in Northern Chile, integrating 20 MW of advanced battery-based energy storage with a 532 MW thermal power plant. The project is owned by AES Gener and Mitsubishi Corp.

The Cochrane facility being developed by AES Gener, will incorporate AES Energy Storage’s Advanced Reserves product including controls, a modular system architecture and operational support.

The advanced lithium-ion battery modules for the project will be supplied by GS Yuasa, and the battery cells will be supplied by Lithium Energy Japan.

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