A123 Energy Solutions Commissions First Grid Storage Solution in Japan

  A123 Energy Solutions Commissions First Grid Storage Solution in Japan

Business Wire

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- March 20, 2014

A123 Energy Solutions announced today the commissioning of a 2.8MWh Grid
Storage Solution (GSS™) for IHI Corporation, one of the largest industrial
equipment manufacturers in Japan. The 1MW, 2.8MWh containerized Long Duration
(LD) GSS is connected to the IHI factory located in Soma, Japan and is helping
the facility manage its peak energy consumption, reducing its overall demand
spikes to reduce stress on the local electric grid infrastructure.

A123 Energy Solutions' 2.8MWh LD GSS will manage peak energy consumption at
IHI Corporation's factor ...

A123 Energy Solutions' 2.8MWh LD GSS will manage peak energy consumption at
IHI Corporation's factory in Soma, Japan. (Photo: Business Wire)

The GSS was installed and commissioned in less than six weeks, from the
delivery of the energy storage onsite to completion of testing. “This marks
A123 Energy’s first deployment in Japan, and is also one of the largest
behind-the-meter installations we’ve done to date,” said Bud Collins,
President of A123 Energy. “Here we’ve been able to show that the GSS product
line can be used for large commercial and industrial operations seeking to
reduce demand charges, and not just utility-side applications like frequency
regulation.”

The LD GSS is designed for high energy, longer runtime operation than the HR
GSS and can store large amounts of energy produced from variable energy
resources like wind or solar for later consumption, or perform simple time
shifting of peak demand to off-peak hours. The LD GSS has been installed and
commissioned in multiple locations worldwide, and combined with A123 Energy
Solutions’ HR GSS, has reached over 110MW deployed.

About A123 Energy Solutions

A123 Energy Solutions, a division of A123 Systems LLC and a part of Wanxiang
Group, develops and manufactures advanced batteries for electric grid, backup
power and lead-acid replacement applications based on A123 Systems
Nanophosphate® technology. As an industry leader in energy storage system
integration focusing on high performance, efficient, safe and reliable battery
systems, A123 Energy Solutions designs and manufactures advanced battery
systems ranging from small industrial batteries to massive grid-scale energy
storage systems. Its megawatt-scale Grid Storage Solutions have been
successfully operated in commercial revenue service since 2009 around the
world, and have to date reached over 110MW delivered. In commercial and
specialty batteries, it provides energy storage solutions to fit the needs for
telecom, IT backup, datacenter, medical, lead-acid replacement and other
industrial applications. For more information, please visit
www.a123energy.com.

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Roger Lin, 508-497-7261
rlin@a123systems.com
 
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