Mitsubishi Electric to Supply Energy-management System and Power Conditioners for World’s Largest Energy-storage System

Will contribute to stable power supply of large-scale wind turbines

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsubishi
Electric Corporation
(TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has
received an order for its BLEnDer® RE energy-management
system to monitor and control the battery and power conditioners (PCS)
of what the company believes will become the world’s largest
energy-storage system (240MW output and 720MWh rated capacity) at
Kita-Toyotomi Substation in Toyotomi, Teshio, Hokkaido, which is owned
by North Hokkaido Wind Energy Transmission Corporation. The order has
been awarded by Chiyoda Corporation, which will execute the design,
engineering and construction for the Grid Reinforcement Pilot Project
for Wind Turbines, which is led by North Hokkaido Wind Energy
Transmission Corporation under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy,
Trade and Industry’s Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. The
energy-storage system is expected to commence operation by March, 2023.

Grid Reinforcement Pilot Project for Wind
Turbines

Upper Hokkaido in northern Japan has favorable
wind conditions and abundant open land, making the area suitable for
wind turbines. Renewable-energy power suppliers have been applying to
construct wind farms in the area, but as these wind farms proliferate,
fluctuations in their power output will increasingly impact the
electricity demand-and-supply balance. Consequently, energy storage
systems must be introduced to improve the balance and thereby strengthen
the grid with stable power supply.
Under the pilot project,
Hokkaido Wind Energy Transmission Corporation will introduce
transmission facilities and high-capacity energy-storage systems to
enable groups of large-scale wind turbines of over 500MW to be connected
to the grid in northern Hokkaido.

BLEnDer®
RE

The BLEnDer® RE energy-management system
monitors and controls batteries for renewable energy power supply. The
system, which incorporates Mitsubishi Electric’s reliable
energy-management technology for stable power supply, will help to
balance electricity demand and supply, such as power surpluses from
renewable energy, and comply with Hokkaido’s strict grid codes for
connecting private-generation systems (wind-turbine and photovoltaic) to
grids to sell power to utilities.

BLEnDer is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

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