Origis Energy, a solar and energy storage developer based in the US, has granted Mitsubishi Power Americas a contract to provide three utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) with a combined capacity of 150 MW/600 MWh. The Mitsubishi Power Emerald storage system will be installed at three Origis Energy solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Southeast US that are set to be online within the next two years. The BESS projects are anticipated to increase the sites’ capacity once they are installed.

The Emerald Integrated Plant Controller, an Energy Management System (EMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system from Mitsubishi Power, will be installed at the BESS facilities. Origis has established its presence in the Southeast US by working with leading utilities, municipalities and electric cooperatives. It has deployed more than 1.5 GW of operational and contracted projects in the region.

In June 2022, Mitsubishi Power announced that it would collaborate with renewable energy developer ION Renewables to construct four battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in Ireland. Ion Renewables signed an exclusive agreement with Mitsubishi Power Americas for the four projects, which will use Mitsubishi’s Emerald storage solutions and have a combined capacity of 185.5MW or 371 MWh.

REGlobal’s Views: Mitsubishi is rapidly expanding its energy storage pipeline across many markets as the demand for grid-scale storage systems is increasing with greater penetration of renewable energy in grids across the world.