ABB microgrid to integrate solar energy at China plant

June 29, 2017 - Integrated battery system to store energy not immediately consumed for subsequent use

ABB will provide the plant of Guodian Nanjing Automation Co., Ltd. (SAC), an affiliate of China’s leading power company China Huadian Corporation, with a microgrid solution. The microgrid will integrate and optimize the 109 kilwatts of energy captured by photovoltaic (PV) solar panels mounted on the roof top of its building and supply power to the office block. An integrated battery based facility will store the energy that is not immediately consumed, for subsequent deployment.

SAC is located in the city of Nanjing, close to China’s Yangtze River and is ideally positioned to absorb a lot of sun through the day. The increased integration of renewable solar energy will not only mitigate environmental impact of alternate fossil fuel based energy but will also contribute to the overall cost optimization of power usage at the facility.

ABB’s modular microgrid solution is designed to optimize and prioritize the use of solar power. It incorporates the ABB AbilityTM based Microgrid Plus control system and energy storage technology.

Microgrids have enormous potential in China, where there is an increased focus on renewables to shift the energy mix and mitigate environmental impact from the use of fossil fuels. This is largely driven by rising pollution concerns affecting the world’s largest population of over 1.3 billion people.

ABB is a pioneer in microgrid technology with around 40 installations all over the world, across a diverse range of applications serving remote communities, islands, utilities and industrial campuses.

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