The company signed a contract with SK E&S, a Korean gas and power company, to deliver a power demand management ESS facility. The ESS project helps large businesses with high energy consumption to store surplus electricity at nighttime when the energy demand is low, so that it can be used later on during the hours of high energy demand.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction will be responsible for supplying the ESS, and SK E&S will handle the investment and operation side. Doosan will be applying its ESS control software technology and engineering capabilities to handle the entire process starting from design to equipment and material supply and construction. The 70MWh ESS is expected to be completed by September.
Doosan will be working together with SK E&S to implement a FEMS (Factory Energy Management System) and solar power plant as part of its efforts to establish a factory-based microgrid operation, while also pursuing an energy efficiency demonstration project.
In addition, Doosan Heavy’s US-based subsidiary, Doosan GridTech, signed a contract with Consumers Energy to implement an ESS at a substation in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Doosan Heavy is also rolling out the solar power-linked ESS at the sites of its major affiliates. Following the construction of a ESS-linked solar power facility at the learning center of its Changwon headquarters last year, it started on the construction of a 3.5MW solar power plant linked to a 8MWh ESS at the main building and main entrance area at the Changwon headquarters, as well as at Doosan Infracore’s Gunsan plant.