VRB Energy begins construction of battery energy storage project

WCN Editorial Team 1 Sep 2021 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

VRB Energy has commenced construction of 100MW/500MWh Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Energy Storage Project in Hubei Province, China.

Hubei Province and the State Power Investment Group are implementing the project located in Xiangyang, as part of China’s national “Carbon Neutral and Carbon Peak Strategy”.

The project will involve a total investment of $1.44bn (RMB9.32bn), of which $772.04m (RMB5bn) will be used for the construction of the 1GW wind power and photovoltaic power generation projects.

About $668m (RMB4.32bn) will be used to build the initial 100MWh all-vanadium redox flow battery energy storage power station and the 500MW of distributed rooftop photovoltaic installations.

The Power Station for the project is located in the Automobile Industrial Park of the Xiangyang High-tech Development Zone and will occupy an area of about eight hectares. The station is expected to be officially commissioned for operation before the end of 2022.

Through its subsidiary VanSpar Mining, Sparton Resources owns 9.8% stake in VRB Energy, which manufactures vanadium flow batteries for large scale energy storage for clean renewable electricity generation.

VRB Energy CEO Huang Mianyan said: “The opening ceremony marks the official construction stage of the 100MWh all-vanadium flow battery energy storage project, which will accelerate the promotion of energy storage using vanadium flow battery energy systems in Hubei.

“The application of our new technology has laid a solid foundation for new business. VRB Energy has participated since 2019, in the construction of the first phase of the 3MW + 3MW/12MWh vanadium redox flow battery energy storage phase of the 10MW solar and storage project in Hubei Zaoyang, and the project is working well.

The operation has fully confirmed the huge application value and market prospects of VRB Energy’s storage technology and will promote the grid connection and on-site consumption of renewable energy.”

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VRB Energy begins construction of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Energy Storage Project. Credit: Sabine van Erp from Pixabay.

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