Dow Kokam In Battery Deal With Ontario Smart Grid
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Midland-based Dow Kokam, a producer of large-format advanced batteries, said Thursday it will supply eCamion Inc. with lithium-ion batteries for stationary energy storage for a Canadian utility project.
The project will integrate Dow Kokam’s proven lithium-ion battery cells with eCamion’s battery pack design to provide three lightweight, high energy density, 250 kilowatt-hour energy storage systems that will be embedded at the community level.
The lithium-ion battery storage system will be tested with a large urban Ontario distribution company.
“Utilities are facing significant challenges in their attempt to address the increasing consumer need for electricity while also integrating more renewable energy sources, like hydropower, that provide reliable clean electricity but can’t meet demand at peak times,” said Jeff Kostos, vice president at Dow Kokam. “Embedding Dow Kokam and eCamion’s energy storage in the electricity distribution network is an economical solution to deliver electricity when and where it is needed, meeting rapidly evolving demands on the grid.”
The integration of the Dow Kokam and eCamion lithium-ion battery energy storage system will improve power availability and reliability within the smart grid network, while supporting renewable electricity installations. The utility project combines Dow Kokam’s proven lithium ion cell technology with eCamion’s packaging design, along with a power management system from the University of Toronto Centre for Applied Power Electronics that provides real-time control for power transfer between energy storage units and the smart grid.
Dow Kokam batteries provide reliability with more than 10 years of proven performance in demanding applications. Dow Kokam technology has been adopted as the primary source of energy for high performance equipment in industries ranging from transportation, marine, aerospace, defense, high-end industrial products and utility industry.
Dow Kokam was established in 2009 to develop and manufacture advanced energy storage technologies for the transportation and other industries. The company is owned by Midland-based Dow Chemical Co., TK Advanced Battery LLC and Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault.