June 15, 2023: ABB has started up the 50MW BESS it supplied to Universal Power Solutions to strengthen the reliability and stability of the grid on the main Philippines island of Luzon.
ABB said on June 7 its NMC LFP system was its first eStorage Max, pre-engineered, modular, large-scale BESS delivered in the Asia-Pacific region.
Financial details of the project in Limay were not disclosed.
ABB said Limay forms part of a broader contract with Universal, part of San Miguel Corporation Global Power Holdings, for a total 240MW BESS capacity to support the grid on the islands of Luzon and Visayas.
ABB said the Philippines aims to achieve 35% renewable energy generation by 2030 and 50% by 2040.
Calogero Saeli, Global product group manager at ABB, said the project will ensure that the grid is more stable and able to cope with reliability challenges associated with moving to a stronger mix of renewables.
Energy Storage Journal reported in April that Global had inaugurated a separate 1,000MW fleet of battery energy storage systems in the Philippines — 570MW of which was supplied by Fluence Energy.