Sumitomo Electric Makes Long-duration Flow Battery Sale For Energy Trading In Japan

Sumitomo Electric will supply an 8-hour duration vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) to a recently-established municipal power company in Niigata, Japan.
Japanese engineering, materials and professional services group Sumitomo Electric said this morning that it has received an order for a 1MW/8MWh VRFB energy storage system from Kashiwazaki Ideal & Realistic Energy (Kashiwazaki IR).
The long-duration energy storage (LDES) system will be installed at the site of a public sewage treatment plant in Kashiwazaki City in Niigata Prefecture. The city is located on the northern Japan sea coastal side of Honshu, about a four hour drive from Tokyo.

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