July 6, 2023: GS Yuasa introduced the beginning of operations on June 15 of a 240MW/720 MWh BESS to assist Japan’s wind energy facility.
Yuasa mentioned the lithium-ion BESS delivered to the North Hokkaido Wind Power Transmission Company started operation in March, after a 16-month set up interval that led to November 2021.
The system, which has about 210,000 modules and three.3 million cells, shall be maintained by Yuasa for 20 years.
Yuasa manufactures the batteries, which use the corporate’s proprietary Starelink battery upkeep service and related distant monitoring know-how to consistently monitor the voltage of all cells.
BESS will assist offset fluctuations in output attributable to climate modifications and assist stabilize the grid, the corporate mentioned.
In March, Yuasa mentioned it might increase the costs of lead and lithium ion batteries and different merchandise offered in Japan by at the very least 10% from April 1 on account of rising uncooked materials prices.
Yuasa mentioned that the price of supplies together with iron, metal, plastic and non-ferrous metals equivalent to copper has continued to extend considerably over the previous two years.