Michigan utility ESS first after 1MW deal with Doosan Gridtech

Published on: April 5, 2018 4:07 pmBy: Jade Beevor


Grid-scale energy management firm Doosan Gridtech announced on April 3 it will carry out a demonstration project using a 1MW energy storage system for Michigan, US, utility Consumers Energy.

Doosan GridTech will deliver the ESS as an engineering, procurement and construction turnkey project, combining its software and system integration capabilities to complete the project from design to installation.

The project should come on-line by September at a power substation in Kalamazoo of southwestern Michigan.

The project will be natural gas and power firm Consumers Energy’s first ESS order, and will be carried out as a demonstration project before the company makes an order for a large-scale ESS at a later date, said Doosan.

Doosan Gridtech is a business division of South Korean firm Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction. It was formed when DHIS bought 1Energy Systems, and renamed it in July 2016 in a bid to enter the North American market.

Doosan has previously supplied ESSs to US energy companies Austin Energy and a W20 billion ($19 million) order from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to supply a system to a Beacon photovoltaic power station near Mohave Desert.

Last year DHIC completed a solar power plus ESS power plant at its headquarters in Changwon, Korea.

Consumers Energy closed seven of its 12 coal-fired power generation plants in 2016.

Michigan has a goal of reducing its carbon emission by 80% and having no coal generated power by 2040. The state plans to generate 40% of its energy from renewable sources by 2040.

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