Taiwan Cement begins energy storage with automatic frequency control
Taiwan Cement Corporation Group (TCC) and TCC Green Energy (TCCGE) announced the beginning of the operation of Automatic Frequency Control (AFC) storage system with a capacity of 5MW, which is Taiwan’s first large-size energy storage project. The installation will be connected to the grid in April.
AFC system provides automatic frequency control mechanisms to stabilise renewable energy when connected to the overall electricity grid. The system can prevent electricity service interruptions caused by grid imbalance and improve electricity stability in Taiwan.
In 2020, TCC joined industry peers to support the climate ambition with the aim to deliver carbon neutral concrete products by 2050, announced by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and committed to lower the carbon footprint of cement and ready-mixed concrete (RMC) products.
Combining the technology of the two subsidiaries: TCC Green Energy (TCCGE) and E-Moli, TCC began developing energy creation and energy storage for renewable energy sources. TCC's board of directors recently passed the resolution to invest up to NT$10 billion (New Taiwan dollar) to build a super battery factory in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.
In 2019, TCCGE unveiled Taiwan's first solar-wind renewable power station using the solar panels with the aim to enhance power generation and minimise the impact of the shaded area caused by the wind power installation to optimise the use of the land and natural resources.
Written from a company news release.