A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium iron phosphate batteries and systems, will supply a 2-MW grid energy storage system to Ray Power Systems Co. Ltd., a Chinese company focused on developing the frequency regulation market and relevant technologies.

“The project in China will be designed to validate the technical capabilities and benefits of energy storage as a fast-ramping, accurate and clean resource for providing frequency-regulation services,” said Eldon Mou, CEO of Ray Power. “Limited overall system-ramping capability has created renewable integration issues as well as potential risk of grid instability because of the high penetration of renewable generation, particularly in northern China. A123 Systems has demonstrated the viability and reliability of its product through a number of successful global commercial deployments, and we expect this project to showcase energy storage as a valuable resource for meeting China's growing frequency regulation demand.”

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