Fluence has completed the commissioning of two large-scale battery projects in the Philippines, following similar announcements by rivals ABB and Wartsila.
The Arlington, Virginia-headquartered multinational said today that two 20MW / 20MWh battery energy storage systems (BESS) have been successfully brought online in the Southeast Asian country. They were delivered for Filipino energy group SMC Global Power Holdings Corp, the same customer that contracted ABB and Wartsila for their projects.
While Wartsila disclosed a 100MW / 100MWh total order booked from SMC and ABB referred only to 80MW of projects and did not reveal the size of its total order, Fluence said that its 40MW of systems brought online will be joined by a further 430MW of projects as part of a 470MW / 470MWh order. With SMC having said in April that its total US$1 billion investment in energy storage will see it deploy 1,000MW of BESS projects, Fluence appears to be its biggest single contractor.
Fluence’s relationship with SMC Global Power goes back a few years: the technology company already deployed the first 10MW / 10MWh grid-scale energy storage system in the country, sited at a coal power plant in Masinloc, Zambales province. Fluence said that the Masinloc system served as a proof of concept as well as a template for its customer’s rollout.