The Zhangbei National Wind and Solar Energy Storage and Transmission Demonstration Project I – BESS is a 6,000kW energy storage project located in Hebei, China.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2011.

Description

The Zhangbei National Wind and Solar Energy Storage and Transmission Demonstration Project I – BESS is owned by State Grid Corporation of China (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation, ramping, renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

BYD and State Grid Corporation of China have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The Zhangbei National Wind and Solar Energy Storage and Transmission Demonstration Project will eventually grow to include 500 MW of installed wind capacity, 100 MW of installed solar PV capacity and 110 MW of energy storage with an overall investment of 12 billion RMB (1.89 billion USD).

Methodology

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