Hitachi ABB Power Grids to provide energy storage solution for Singapore’s first virtual power plant

19 Feb 2021

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been selected to deploy its innovative energy storage solution to support the development of Singapore’s first Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project.

The project, launched in 2019 and developed by the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (ERI@N) is jointly funded by Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp).

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ e-meshTM PowerStoreTM battery energy storage system (BESS) is a critical part of the VPP infrastructure, providing grid stability by balancing intermittent generation with smart and dynamic loads.

The VPP will enable electricity produced from Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), like solar and other green sources, to be integrated intelligently, simulating a utility scale power system. Using real-time information, the VPP will optimise the power output of these resources located across the island. Energy fluctuations resulting from solar intermittency will be balanced automatically via the VPP.

This project builds on Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ global Grid Edge Solutions footprint of more than 500MW and 200 references. The business’ technology has enabled customers to create economic, social and environmental value by unlocking new revenue streams, maximising renewable integration, and lowering carbon emissions.

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