Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 34 | Page 74


Big boost to batterybased energy storage in the Philippines

Fluence Energy , a leading global provider of energy storage products and services and cloud-based software for renewables and storage , has confirmed completion of a 570 MW battery-based energy storage portfolio supplied to SMC Global Power Holdings Corporation ( SMCGP ).

The announcement was made during an inauguration ceremony held by SMCGP for its battery-based energy storage fleet in the Philippines . suppliers in the Philippines , playing a significant role in the country ’ s power industry .
As the largest customer of Fluence in the Philippines , SMCGP has been a key contributor in helping the country progress towards the achievement of its climate goals of 35 % renewable energy generation in 2030 and 50 % by 2040 . Together , Fluence and SMCGP have deployed 570 MW of energy storage across 18 sites .
Hosted by SMCGP Chairman , CEO , and President Ramon S . Ang , the ceremony marked the significance of the company ’ s 1,000 MW / 1,000 MWh energy storage portfolio as the first and largest within the Southeast Asia region .
The portfolio is strategically located across 32 sites throughout the Philippines to provide advanced grid stability as increasing amounts of intermittent renewable energy sources are added to the grid .
President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr . was joined by Secretary of Energy , Raphael Perpetuo M . Lotilla , Energy Regulatory Commission Chairperson , Monalisa Dimalanta , and several undersecretaries from various government departments of the Philippines .
Senior officials from the Embassies of the United States and South Korea were among the foreign dignitaries to attend the event . SMCGP is one of the biggest power
These projects are providing critical grid stability services throughout the National Transmission Network in the Philippines including frequency response , reserve power and voltage regulation .
The deployment of these energy storage systems marks a significant milestone in the clean energy transition journey of the Philippines towards a cleaner , more resilient and flexible grid .
“ The inauguration of SMCGP ’ s energy storage system fleet is a key milestone for both SMCGP and Fluence in the ASEAN region . Our relationship with SMCGP began in 2018 when they started to explore energy storage and realized its visionary potential for the Philippines ,” said Don H . Lee , GM Southeast Asia and East Asia and VP Service , APAC , Fluence .
“ The Masinloc energy storage project was the first project in the Philippines and one of the first grid-scale projects to enter Commercial Operations in Southeast Asia . Since delivering that project , we successfully passed grid compliance tests with National Grid Corporation of the Philippines ( NGCP ) in Kabankalan , Malita , Maco , San Manuel , Concepcion , Jasaan , Villanueva , Gamu and Maapit – to name just a few .
“ Fluence is excited to bring our more than 15 years of team experience together with our reliable and safe products and proven technology to the Philippines – enabling the success of our customers and the country ’ s energy transition .” p
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