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Kokam wins 40 MWh of battery storage contracts in South Korea

5 MW/13 MWh Kokam ESS integrated with PV system. Image by: Kokam Co Ltd.

November 29 (Renewables Now) - South Korean firm Kokam Co Ltd has secured orders to supply 40 MWh of energy storage systems linked to solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in South Korea.

Kokam, a provider of lithium-ion battery cells, batteries and energy storage solutions, said on Wednesday that the capacity is split between two projects totalling 12 MWh and 28 MWh, respectively. It is expected to be put on stream by the end of this year.

Under the first order, Kokam has delivered 5 MW/12 MWh of battery storage capacity for three sites in Chungchoeng region that will be connected to 5 MW of solar plants. Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Razzler also took part in the installation of the systems. The second project, awarded by  Korea Midland Power Co Ltd, includes a 8 MW/28 MWh battery storage capacity that will be installed at nine sites across the country and incorporated with 10 MW of PV systems.

Both projects will use Kokam’s high energy lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (HE NMC) battery technology, the South Korean firm said.

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