Fluence Energy, a supplier of energy storage services, has finished a 570 MW energy storage portfolio in the Philippines. The battery-based energy storage portfolio has been given to SMC Global Power (SMCGP), a division of the Philippines-based company San Miguel Corporation. The portfolio’s completion was announced at the opening ceremony of SMCGP’s 1 GWh battery energy storage fleet in the country.
The 1 GW portfolio, which has been installed in 32 sites across the Philippines, is anticipated to provide advanced grid stabilisation as more intermittent renewable energy projects are added to the grid. The energy storage initiatives provide vital grid stability across the nation’s national transmission network, including voltage regulation, frequency response, and reserve power. The Philippines aims to increase its green energy production to 35 per cent by 2030 and to 50 per cent by 2040. The 570MW portfolio has been spread across 18 sites. The projects’ deployment by Fluence and SMCGP is considered as a major turning point in the Philippines’ transition to clean energy.
In October 2022, Fluence Energy and TransnetBW announced plans to build a 250 MW battery energy storage project as part of a transmission project in Germany. The Netzbooster project would be situated at Germany’s main grid centre in Kupferzell. The objective of the project is to assist German transmission system operator TransnetBW in maximising network use throughout the country.