Stationary battery manufacturer Hithium is the core supplier for the first 100+ MWh-level, grid-side standalone energy storage project to be undertaken by the China Southern Power Grid Company (CSG).
Located in Meizhou City, Guangdong Province, the plant has an energy storage capacity of 140 MWh and deploys advanced LFP battery products from Hithium.
The power station is the world’s first to be fully supplied with immersion liquid-cooling energy storage products, making it a milestone application of Hithium’s safer, more efficient liquid-cooling technology.
With construction lasting just four months from start to a trial operation, the plant can discharge almost 81 million kWh per year.
Marked as a “demonstration project” for the city of nearly four million by the province’s Energy Department and CSG, the standalone storage facility is intended to provide the region with greater energy security and stability, enabling a more reliable supply of renewables.
Hithium was selected to deliver the plant’s battery systems after demonstrating high levels of product safety, durability, and efficiency.
The station is designed to realize a wide array of functions including peak shaving and greater operational stability and safety for the grid.
Jason Wang, Hithium general manager and co-founder, said a special service team was established to coordinate the entire process from manufacturing and shipping the batteries to ensuring timely project development and quality.
Founded in 2019 Hithium has four distinct R&D centres and multiple “intelligent” production facilities. Hithium has shipped 10 GWh of battery capacity, 5 GWh in 2022 alone, and is expanding its current 45 GWh of production capacity to 70 GWh by the end of 2023.