June 6 (Renewables Now) - NHOA SA (EPA:NHOA), formerly Engie EPS, has been contracted to deliver a 22-MWh battery storage project on behalf of its majority shareholder, Taiwan Cement Corp (TPE:1101), or TCC.
The system will be an expansion of a 10-MW facility being installed at TCC's HePing industrial park, NHOA said last week. Both units will provide ancillary services to the Taiwanese power grid and support the nation’s goal of having 45 GW of installed renewable power generation capacity by 2030.
NHOA explained that the expansion was undertaken to widen the range of frequency support services sought by local transmission system operator Taipower. The initial scheme and the second-stage facility are due to become operational later this year.
The projects are part of a larger portfolio of around 160 MW/420 MWh in capacity that NHOA is developing in Taiwan for TCC. Apart from HePing, the plan also includes 110 MWh of projects at TCC's SuAo cement plant.
TCC became a 65.15%-owner of French utility Engie's energy storage subsidiary in September 2021.