Global energy storage capacity was estimated to have reached 27,391,265.1kW by the end of 2022 and is forecasted to grow to 353,879,813.4kW by 2030. Japan had 1,292,602.4kW of capacity in 2022 and this is expected to rise to 10,073,598.9kW by 2030. Listed below are the five largest energy storage projects by capacity in Japan, according to GlobalData’s power database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global energy storage segment. Buy the latest energy storage projects profiles here.

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1. GS Yuasa-Kita Toyotomi Substation – Battery Energy Storage System

The GS Yuasa-Kita Toyotomi Substation – Battery Energy Storage System is a 240,000kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Toyotomi-cho, Teshio-gun, Hokkaido, Japan. The rated storage capacity of the project is 720,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.

The project is owned by North Hokkaido Wind Energy Transmission. Buy the profile here.

2. Minami-Soma Substation – BESS

The Minami-Soma Substation – BESS is a 40,000kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Minamisoma, Fukushima, Japan. The rated storage capacity of the project is 40,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project was announced in 2015 and will be commissioned in 2016.

The project is owned by Tohoku Electric Power. Buy the profile here.

3. Nishi-Sendai Substation – BESS

The Nishi-Sendai Substation – BESS is a 40,000kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. The rated storage capacity of the project is 20,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project was announced in 2013 and will be commissioned in 2015.

The project is owned by Tohoku Electric Power and developed by Toshiba. Buy the profile here.

4. Aquila Capital Tomakomai Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System

The Aquila Capital Tomakomai Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System is a 19,800kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Hokkaido, Hokkaido, Japan. The rated storage capacity of the project is 11,400kWh.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project will be commissioned in 2018.

The project is developed by Green Power Development Corporation of Japan. Buy the profile here.

5. Renova-Himeji Battery Energy Storage System

The Renova-Himeji Battery Energy Storage System is a 15,000kW lithium-ion battery energy storage project located in Himeji, Hyogo, Japan. The rated storage capacity of the project is 48,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery storage project uses lithium-ion battery storage technology. The project will be commissioned in 2025.

The project is owned by Idemitsu Kosan and developed by Renova; Idemitsu Kosan.

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