The Uiryeong Substation – BESS is a 24,000kW energy storage project located in Daeui-Myoen, Uiryeong-Gun, South Gyeongsang, 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.

Description

The Uiryeong Substation – 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

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

Additional information

Kepco installed 24 MW of Li-ion battery based energy storage system for frequency regulation in 2015.

Methodology

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