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Toshiba Corp. has delivered energy storage systems integrating the company's SCiB, a lithium-ion secondary battery, to Japan-based Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc. for a demonstration project to expand the introduction of renewable energy sources on remote islands.

The systems, Toshiba says, have been installed in substations on Tanegashima Island and Amamioshima Island in Kagoshima prefecture and will be used to demonstrate the integration and optimum control of energy storage systems deployed to manage frequency regulation and maintain stable power supply on remote islands. The demonstration program will run for three years to fiscal 2016.

According to the company, the maximum output and capacity of the systems it has delivered are 3,000 kW and 1,161 kWh for Tanegashima Island and 2,000 kW and 774 kWh for Amamioshima Island.

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