Toshiba Group member Landis+Gyr has won a major order to supply a megawatt-class battery energy storage system (BESS) to Helen Ltd. in Finland. The BESS will start operation in Helsinki in spring 2016.
Landis+Gyr will supply a 1.2MW-0.6 MWh SCiB™ lithium-ion BESS for installation on a site next to the Suvilahti solar power plant. BESS support the integration of renewable power sources into the electricity grid. This Finnish product also underlines the synergies that Toshiba Group is building in its Smart Community related businesses.
Interest in BESS for frequency adjustment is coming to the fore, and demand is growing fast. Toshiba will continue to build on its capabilities and respond by continuing to refine BESS that can react quickly to frequency fluctuations with frequent fine adjustments. Toshiba Group will also promote the business on the global level.