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Systems delivered to prepare for start of China energy storage test facility

Government test facility will serve as a leading authority for advanced energy storage technologies in China

The test facility aims to advance energy storage systems in China
Electricity pylons in a residential area of China. The test facility aims to advance energy storage technologies for power systems in the country

Energy storage technologies for a joint venture in China are being delivered to a test facility that is set to boost sector developments in the country. Anhui Meineng Store Energy, a Chinese joint venture company of US renewable energy power firm ZBB Energy Corporation, will deliver components for assembly and testing of energy storage technologies for a government facility in the city of Wuhu, China. The test and demonstration site is scheduled to be fully operational in April this year.
 
The Meineng Energy facility is designed to offer production capacity up to 75MWh per year, and is currently being equipped with all required infrastructure to provide for the assembly and test of ZBB energy storage technologies, including EnerStore and ZBB EnerSection power and energy control centre products.

The test centre will serve as a leading authority for advanced energy storage technologies in China, and the government building project will showcase the benefits of ZBB technologies in ensuring consistent power to buildings from an inconsistent grid supply. It will allow Meineng Energy to assemble, test and deliver products from the Wuhu factory to fulfil current orders and quickly and efficiently respond to customer demand within China.

ZBB said the joint venture will enable the company to take its products into China's high growth market with exceptionally strong partners. It also represents a core component of ZBB's global partnership strategy to offer the lowest cost, intelligent power management storage products available in emerging markets that offer significant growth opportunities.

Eric Apfelbach, CEO of ZBB Energy, said: “The opportunity and demand for our products in China is tremendous. Our joint venture is expected to enable the penetration of both our flow battery and power electronics products by giving us local manufacturing capability and channel access to China's grid companies.”

Advance teams comprised of ZBB personnel are working with Meineng Energy to ensure the successful start-up and commissioning of the Wuhu facility. A number of the team members are scheduled to be in China during the weeks leading up to the official date of commissioning.