Matsuyama Mikan Energy selects Hitachi’s grid energy storage system with e-mesh™ PowerStore™

contribute to mainstreaming of renewable energy power sources and secure stable power supply simultaneously,
by utilizing e-mesh™ PowerStore™ with a rich global experience

Tokyo – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) has received an order for a set of grid energy storage systems for the Matsuyama Storage Plant to be newly established in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, from Matsuyama Mikan Energy LLC, a business company established jointly by Shikoku Electric Power Company, Incorporated (“Shikoku Electric”), and CHC Japan K. K (“CHC Japan”). Together, Hitachi, Hitachi Energy and Hitachi Power Solutions Co., Ltd. (“Hitachi Power Solutions”), are providing a set of grid energy storage system, utilizing Hitachi Energy’s grid edge solutions e-mesh™ PowerStore™, battery energy storage system (BESS) which has a rich global experience.

In order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, it is necessary to introduce and utilize renewable energy. However, renewable energy production is easily affected by a supply and demand imbalance of electrical energy and weather conditions, and it is an issue to secure the adjustment capability.
The Matsuyama Mikan Energy is planning construction of Matsuyama Storage Plant utilizing grid energy storage systems that could adjust power consumption by either charging or discharging electrical energy to match the needed power supply and demand to contribute to similar problems.

The e-mesh PowerStore BESS provides the solution for high-quality power management system and response capability to sudden changes in the balance of power supply and demand. The BESS enable efficient storage and discharge of electrical energy in line with the balance of power supply and demand, as well as the prompt supply of renewable energy in response to output fluctuations.

Hitachi continues to support the battery energy storage business undertaken by Shikoku Electric and CHC Japan. Thereby supporting to a decarbonized society through the domestic deployment of the e-mesh grid edge solutions, by contributing to mainstreaming of renewable power sources and securing the stable power supply.