KEPCO picks Kokam for 36 MW energy storage system

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) picked Kokam Co., a battery firm, to develop a 36 MW system / 13 MWh energy storage system for frequency regulation at the Non-Gong substation in South Korea.

The project features a combination of two Kokam Lithium Ion battery technologies — its ultra high power nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) battery technology and its NANO battery technology. Work on the project began in June 2016 and is scheduled to be completed by December of 2016.

In March, Kokam announced that it had successfully deployed for KEPCO two NMC energy storage systems — a 24 MW system / 9 MWh and a 16 MW / 6 MWh system — along with a 16MW / 5MWh lithium titanate oxide system.

Together these systems currently provide KEPCO with 56 MW of energy storage capacity for frequency regulation. When the new 36 MW project is completed, Kokam will have deployed 92 MW of energy storage capacity for frequency regulation for KEPCO, and the total worldwide capacity of systems using Kokam batteries will total 132 MW.

Kokam Co., Ltd has provided a wide range of lithium ion/polymer battery solutions to customers in over 50 countries and many different industries, including the military, aerospace, marine, electric vehicle, energy storage system and industrial markets.

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