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Hitachi ABB Power Grids selected for Thailand’s largest private microgrid

 

Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ battery energy storage and control system will be leveraged at the Saha Industrial Park microgrid currently being developed in Sriracha. The 214MW microgrid will comprise gas turbines, rooftop solar and floating solar systems as power generation resources, and the battery storage system to meet demand when generation is low.

The battery will be controlled in real-time to optimise power output to meet the demand of the entire industrial park which comprises data centers and other business offices.

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YepMin Teo, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Grid Automation, said: “The model balances generation from various distributed energy sources, builds in redundancy for future data center demand, and lays the foundation for a peer-to-peer digital energy exchange platform among the industrial park’s customers.”

Vichai Kulsomphob, president and CEO of Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited, owners of the industrial park, adds: “Saha Group envisions investment in clean energy at our industrial park as contributing to the reduction in greenhouse gas globally. This will lead to long-term sustainability and better quality of life, while delivering quality products produced with clean energy. Our ambition is to ultimately create a smart city for our partners and communities. We hope this project in Saha Group Industrial Park Sriracha will be a model for the public and private sectors.”

The project will be used to highlight the important role microgrids and energy storage integrated renewable energy projects can play in helping Thailand to meet its goal of producing 30% of its total electricity from clean resources by 2036.

Combining energy efficiency with local/private sector renewable energy projects is one measure identified by the International Renewable Energy Agency as vital to helping accelerate the energy transition in Thailand with energy demand expected to increase by 76% by 2036 due to increases in population growth and industrial activities. Today, Thailand meets 50% of its energy demand using imported energy hence the need to exploit the country’s renewable energy potential. However, by increasing its investments in renewables especially hydropower, bioenergy, solar and wind, IRENA says Thailand has the potential to reach 37% renewables in its energy mix by 2036 rather than the 30% goal the country has set.

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