The State Grid Henan-Xinyang Substation Demonstration Project – BESS is a 9,600kW energy storage project located in Xinyang, Henan, China.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2018.


The State Grid Henan-Xinyang Substation Demonstration Project – BESS was developed by Henan Pinggao Electric, State Grid Corporation of China and State Grid Henan Electric Power. The project is owned by State Grid Henan Electric Power (100%), a subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China.

The key applications of the project are demand response and grid support services.

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Henan Pinggao Electric, Narada Power Source, State Grid Corporation of China and State Grid Henan Electric Power have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The project is a part of 100 MW battery energy storage demonstration project of Henan power grid. This demonstration project uses a lithium-ion energy storage system which was developed independently by Narada. There are 8 container-type battery energy storage units with a rated power of 1.2 MW/1.2 MWh. The system has the characteristics of modularization, standardization, quickness, low cost, high safety, etc.

About Henan Pinggao Electric

Henan Pinggao Electric Co Ltd (Pinggao Electric) is a power company that research, develops and manufactures high voltage, extra-high voltage and ultra-high voltage switchgears across China. The company’s products include gas insulation switchgears, circuit breakers, combined electrical equipment, isolation and grounding switches, and other spare parts and accessories. It offers services such as research and development, manufacturing of high voltage switchgear and ultra-high voltage switchgear. Pinggao Electric also provides manufacturing switchgear equipment, metal rolling and processing services. The company has its operations across China. Pinggao Electric is headquartered in Pingdingshan, China.

About State Grid Corporation of China

State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is a state-owned electric utility. The utility builds and operates power grids, and distributes and transmits electricity. The utility offers energy efficient home appliances air conditioner, fan, TV set, washing machine, microwave oven, refrigerator, electric water heater and computer to save energy. It provides energy conservation, energy audits, energy management, energy saving tips and energy consultation services. SGCC’s projects include Jindongnan Nanyang-Jingmen UHV AC Pilot Project, Xiangjiaba-Shanghai UHV DC Transmission Pilot Project, Qinghai-Tibet Grid Interconnection Project, and others. The utility serves industrial, residential and commercial customers and municipalities across China. It also owns and operates overseas assets in the Philippines, Brazil, Portugal, Australia and Italy. SGCC is headquartered in Beijing City, Beijing, China.

About State Grid Henan Electric Power

State Grid Henan Electric Power Company (Henan Electric) is an electric utility provider, based in China. The company maintains and operates transmission network and providing related services in Henan province of China. The Henan power transmission network includes seventy two 220 kV transmission lines with a total length of 4,749 km. It is connected to the CCPN via one 500 KV and two 220 KV transmission lines. Its transmission network is an integral part of the Central China Power Network. Central China Power Network covers Henan, Hubei, Hunan, and Jiangxi provinces. Henan Province is located in eastern central China and has a total area of 167,000 square kilometres and a population of over 92 million. Henan Electric is headquartered in Henan Province, China.


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