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Energy expert assists SNAP battery project

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Consultants in the Singapore and Philippine offices of DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, assisted SN Aboitiz Power Group in the development of a battery energy storage system (BESS) facility co-located with the Magat Hydroelectric Power Plant in Ramon, Isabela.

DNV provided owner’s engineering services to SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP), a joint venture between Scatec and AboitizPower, for the stationary-type BESS intended for use in frequency regulation and balancing services.

The system rated at 24 megawatts/32 megawatt-hours at the point of interconnection entered commercial operation in the reserve market in January 2024.

Co-located with SNAP’s hydroelectric plant, the storage system uses liquid-cooled lithium-ion batteries and is connected to the grid via a 230- kV power transformer.

“We are delighted to have worked on SNAP’s project that sets a precedent for innovative solutions driving the energy sector transformation and resilience in the Philippines,” said Brice Le Gallo, vice president and regional director for APAC energy systems at DNV.

“As our region navigates the dynamic landscape of energy demand and sustainability, storage systems with batteries have emerged as a key pillar in the energy transition. By harnessing the power of stored energy, we unlock new possibilities: grid stability, seamless renewable integration, and enhanced energy security,” Le Galllo said.

The Magat reservoir in Isabela is also home to SNAP’s 200-kWp pilot floating solar project.

DNV, as SNAP’s technical advisor, conducted a feasibility study on the project and provided support during the bid evaluation and contract negotiation.

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