The Shin-Gimje Substation Kepco -BESS is a 24,000kW energy storage project located in Gimje-si, North Jeolla, South Korea.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015 and was commissioned in 2016.


The Shin-Gimje Substation KEPCO-BESS is owned by Korea Electric Power (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation, transmission congestion relief and voltage support.

Contractors involved

Kokam America and Korea Electric Power have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

KEPCO installed 24 MW (9 MWh) of Li-ion battery based energy storage system for frequency regulation in 2015.


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