Huawei signs world's largest energy storage project

Published October 27, 2021, 12:22 PM

by MB Technews

Huawei Digital Power concluded its Global Digital Power Summit 2021 in Dubai, UAE, with more than 500 participants from 67 countries attending, on October 16. At the summit, Huawei Digital Power signed a key contract with SEPCOIII for the Red Sea Project with 400 MW PV plus 1300 MWh battery energy storage solution (BESS), which is currently the world’s largest energy storage project. The two parties will cooperate to help Saudi Arabia build a global clean energy and green economy center.

This 1300 MWh off-grid energy storage project is the largest of its kind in the world and represents a milestone in the global energy storage industry.

Renewable energy signing

The Red Sea Project has been listed in the Saudi Vision 2030 as a key project. Its developer is ACWA Power, and the general contractor of EPC is SEPCOIII. Located on the Red Sea coast, NEOM is also known as the city of the future, powered entirely by renewable energy. It will lead a new way of life and drive new economic growth, as resources such as oil are increasingly depleted.

In addition to providing excellent experience according to the highest international standards, the project also set new standards in sustainable development, pioneering a new relationship between luxury tourism and the natural environment, such as 100% reliance on renewable energy. 

The intermittent and fluctuating nature of solar and wind power makes energy storage essential for the safe and stable operation of renewable energy projects. So, to achieve 100% reliance on renewable energy, BESS(Battery energy storage solution) is a crucial foundation to meet the goal of the Red Sea Project.

With more than 10 years of experience in researching and developing energy storage systems as well as more than 8 GWh energy storage system applications, Huawei Digital Power is committed to integrating the digital information technology with PV and energy storage technologies to build a more efficient, stable, and safe smart string energy storage system using the string, intelligent, and modular designs, aiming to help PV become the main energy source and build a green and bright future.

In the Philippines, Huawei has worked together with big developers and local partners to build utility, Commercial &Industrial and residential Solar Power plants in the country. In utility scenario, Huawei string solution’s higher yield feature and low failure rate help end user achieve a lower Levelized Cost of Energy. In Bataan 10MW project, Huawei string inverters’ failure rate is lower than 0.5%, which is far better than the industry level. In Commercial & Industrial scenario, Huawei string inverter helps owner ensure the safety and compliance to Philippines Electric Code. In residential scenario, Huawei hybrid system has enabled families to enjoy green energy at both day and night time.

Huawei Philippines will also join 23rd Conference of the Electricity Power Supply Industry  (CEPSI 2021) next month, which will be held in the Philippines this year. The CEPSI 2021 will gather thought leaders, experts, and professionals in the power and energy industry, serving as a platform for exchanging ideas and strengthening ties among industry players.