ABC agrees bipolar lead BESS projects deal to support renewables in California

ABC agrees bipolar lead BESS projects deal to support renewables in California

ABC agrees bipolar lead BESS projects deal to support renewables in California 764 455 Batteries International

January 20, 2023: Bipolar lead battery technology is to be deployed in a 646MWh energy storage deal for California, Advanced Battery Concepts announced on January 18.

ABC said its BOX-BE system, launched last September, the BESS will be supplied under an agreement with renewable power generation projects company Coram to benefit customers in the Coachella Valley and Los Angeles regions.

The technology will be based on the BOX-BE system ABC launched last September, which uses the firm’s EverGreenSeal battery tech.

The Coram supply agreement is based on an initial project set consisting of three phases — an initial demonstration, followed by two installations at two different identified sites. The two sites, representing 646MWh, will require about 2,000 BOX-BE units.

The Palm Desert area of Southern California was an early adopter of renewable energy, hosting wind and solar farms that supply residential, commercial and agricultural locations with clean and renewably-fuelled electricity.

However, the intermittency of renewable power supply means grid operators have had to turn to fossil power generation to meet peak electricity demand.

Coram founder and president Brian O’Sullivan said: “We look forward to working with ABC to commercialize its utility-scale BESS and address the only remaining issue for a fully renewable electric grid — the control, storage and on-command dispatchability of clean and economic electric energy.”