The Meru County Energy Park – Battery Energy Storage System is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Meru, Kenya. The rated storage capacity of the project is 10,000kWh.
The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2021.
The Meru County Energy Park – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Eurus Energy Holdings, Meru County Investment and Development and Windlab. The project is owned by Eurus Energy Holdings (33.33%), a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho, Meru County Investment and Development (33.33%) and Windlab (33.33%).
The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration and electric energy time shift.
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Eurus Energy Holdings, Meru County Investment and Development and Windlab are the owners. Eurus Energy Holdings, Meru County Investment and Development and Windlab are the developers.
The Kenyan Investment Authority and Meru County Government (Kenya) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Windlab and Eurus Energy for the development of the hybrid project. The project is being developed in a partnership between Meru County Investment and Development Corporation (MCIDC) and Windlab East Africa (which is owned by Windlab Limited and Eurus Energy).
About Eurus Energy Holdings
Eurus Energy Holdings Corp (Eurus Energy), a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, is a renewable energy company that generates power through various renewable sources such as wind and solar photovoltaic. The company’s services include location survey, wind or sunlight study, basic design, consultations for transmission of electricity, approval procedures, design, construction of wind farms, construction of solar power plants, operation and maintenance, repairs and servicing. It works with communities for developing optimal solutions and expanding renewable energy technologies. The company also operates through power generation facilities in the America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Eurus Energy is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Windlab Ltd (Windlab), is a renewable energy company that offers wind energy management and development services. The company owns and utilizes atmospheric modeling and wind energy assessment technologies. Its windscape technology helps to identify green-field wind farm opportunities at a desktop level by wind mapping. Windlab’s wind energy projects include Collgar Wind Farm, Oaklands Hill Wind Farm, Kennedy Wind Farm, Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm, Bull Creek Wind Project, and Greenwich Wind Farm, among others. The company operates in Australia, the US, South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania. Windlab Systems is headquartered in Canberra, Australia.
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