Meralco and Hitachi install 2 MW BESS in Luzon

The Philippines’ power utility Meralco and the Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi Limited have installed a 2 MW/2 MWh BESS in Luzon. Two 1 MW lithium BESS units comprising 2,300 cells were recently commissioned in San Rafael, Manila. The project has been in the works since late 2017, when Meralco and Hitachi signed a memorandum of agreement. The system will be connected to Meralco’s network via a substation to which a 3.8 MW solar farm is connected.