Eurus starts works on 1-MW battery storage system in Japan
Eurus' Tomamae wind park. Image by Eurus (www.eurus-energy.com)
Japanese wind projects developer Eurus Energy Holdings Corp announced on Thursday it has commenced work on the installation of a 1-MW/3-MWh pilot battery energy storage system at the 7.65-MW Eurus Tashirotai Wind Farm.
The new system is the result of a partnership between Eurus and compatriot Toyota Tsusho Corp (TYO:8015). Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc and Toyota Motor Corp are also joining the development.
Eurus said the system will be a verification project aimed at achieving "optimal supply and demand management of renewable energy" by using a battery energy storage system comprised of used electrified vehicle batteries.
The experiment demonstration is scheduled to begin in the autumn of this year.
The wind farm, featuring nine Vestas turbines of 0.85 MW each, has been in operation since 2002 and is no longer receiving feed-in-tariffs (FIT).