Sungrow has announced the signing of a contract with Afcon to supply its latest liquid cooled energy storage system solution for a 16 MW/64 MWh project in Israel. As the country’s largest standalone energy storage plant, the project is set to be integrated with the Dalia power station, Israel’s largest privately contracted power plant.
The Dalia station, owned and operated by Dalia Power Energies, is a 912 MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired plant, contributing 8% of Israel’s total electricity production.
Co-located at the station site, the energy storage project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. The integration of storage enables the gas generators to be turned down immediately without impacting reliability, as well as enabling them to operate at optimal efficiency when they are turned on, dramatically improving speed and flexibility, resulting in improved efficiencies and lower emissions.
The agreement involves Sungrow supplying its ST2752UX energy storage system unit and its SC5000UD-MV power conversion system (PCS) enclosures, as well as providing maintenance services for this part of the project. The innovative liquid cooled storage solution significantly reduces capital and operating expenses due to its pre-assembled and easy installation design as well as a more effective cell working environment which substantially slows down the capacity loss rate.
With Dalia Power Energies acting as lead Independent Power Producer (IPP) and playing a proactive role in paving the way to energy transition, Afcon’s EPC division leads on the full planning, procurement and execution, as well as operation and maintenance of the project.
“As we move towards a more sustainable future, energy storage will improve the stability of the grid by vitalizing a variety of existing assets, such as gas, to gain more efficiency and more sustainability. We welcome Afcon as an experienced EPC contractor and Sungrow as a well referenced supplier that has a global footprint in energy storage and offers the future-proof liquid cooled technology that fits our demand well,” commented Yuval Peleg, Dalia Power Energies’ VP Engineering & Operations.
“We value the highly precise expertise and 25-year trusted experience of Sungrow. We look forward to collaborating closely to build and operate this lasting and sustainable project in the coming months,” added Yaki Spanko, manager of Afcon’s EPC Division.
Lewis Li, General Manager for Sungrow Europe, continued: “Sungrow is delighted to team up with best-in-class entities such as Dalia and Afcon to deliver another landmark project in Israel. Both organisations have a shared passion and dedication for the energy industry, which is strongly aligned with Sungrow’s mission of ‘Clean power for all’. This project is the very start for us to team up together to genuinely help accelerate climate action at scale.”
“As an early entrant into the Israeli solar and storage market, Sungrow offers competitive products and services, backed by a professional local team including sales, technical, and after-sales support,” concluded Tzvi Ben David, General Manager for Sungrow Israel. “The company signed a 430MWh liquid cooled ESS package agreement in Israel at the end of 2021, adding to an already impressive track record of ESS milestones across the globe.”