Innergex awards Mitsubishi Power 425MWh BESS order for co-located Chile sites

May 11, 2022 12:11 PM ET
  • Independent Power Producer (IPP) Innergex Renewable Energy has actually ordered 2 battery energy storage space system (BESS) projects from Mitsubishi Power Americas for co-located sites in Chile, South America.
Innergex awards Mitsubishi Power 425MWh BESS order for co-located Chile sites
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Innergex has actually awarded Mitsubishi Power the order for its Emerald storage service and the projects are anticipated to come online in 2023. Emerald is a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) based BESS item with a duration of approximately six hrs, although the two projects ordered will just be able to release for 5 hours.

The projects will certainly be co-located with existing solar PV facilities operated by Innergex as well as will give lots shifting capabilities, storing the solar energy during the day and also dispatching it during the night.

The 68MW Salvador solar PV facility will certainly add 50MW/250MWh of storage space while the 50.6 MW Andrés site will include 35MW/175MWh of capacity. Innergex got the Salvador as well as Andrés sites in March 2020 as well as January 2022 respectively.

The BESS will certainly get capacity payments and trade power on the wholesale energy, or 'merchant', market. They will likewise provide grid resiliency for Chile's transmission as well as distribution infrastructure. A total amount of US$ 128.5 million will be invested into both BESS facilities.

Journalism release stated they will certainly be amongst the very first co-located solar and storage space projects in Chile, in addition to Innergex's very first BESS projects in Chile and Mitsubishi Power's first in South America. The country is going for 80% clean electricity by 2030 as well as 100% by 2050.

Mitsubishi Power Americas' senior VP for power storage space Tom Cornell informed Energy-storage. information in an exclusive meeting recently that the storage space market would certainly widen out right into much more areas in 2022, having been dominated by a handful of US states in 2015, mainly California. The company has greater than 1.7 GWh of utility-scale BESS projects in release across the globe.

Commenting on the news, Cornell claimed: "We are delighted to bring our technology to South America as well as expand our company past The United States and Canada. The coupling of renewables and also Mitsubishi Power's Emerald storage space remedies are making it possible for a better, smarter and also extra resilient energy future for our customers in Chile as well as around the world."

Michel Letellier, president and chief executive officer of Innergex, added: "The combination of hydro, wind, solar and also battery energy storage systems makes it possible for Innergex to fulfill client demands at any time of the day and deal 24/7 energy supply to industrial clients with its portfolio of projects. On top of that, the capacity payments for energy storage space enable these projects to benefit from secure and foreseeable profits to which are added the incomes stemmed from the merchant market, making these projects viable."

Mitsubishi Power is also bringing its own energy management system (EMS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) platform in addition to the shipment of the bricks-and-mortar BESS. Its Emerald Integrated Plant Controller offers real-time BESS procedure as well as a monitoring/supervisory control platform.

Chile is readied to hold another large public auction for renewables and energy storage space, which will certainly get 5,250 GWh per annum for 15 years, later this year to sustain the federal government's decarbonisation strategies.

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