Vehicle-to-Grid: Perspective from a Battery Manufacturer. Andy Chu, Ph.D. VP, Marketing & Communications A123 Systems. A123 Systems, Inc.
Andy Chu, Ph.D.
VP, Marketing & Communications
A123 Systems is a leading U.S. developer and manufacturer of advanced high power, safe and long-life lithium-ion energy storage solutions for next-generation applications in the transportation, electric grid and commercial markets
in China, Korea and United States
Enabling New Products through Advanced Energy Storage
Commercial Hybrids, PHEVs and EVs
Passenger Hybrids, PHEVs and EVs
Smart Grid Stabilization Systems
Portable and Mobility
Spinning ReserveEnergy Storage and the Electric Grid
Ancillary Services: Regulation
Two primary markets:
Ancillary Services, Bulk Energy
Renewable Energy Management
Transmission & Distribution
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SGSS provides power (discharges)
Ancillary services are a higher value service than bulk energy storage
SGSSis charged by power plant/grid
A123 is the #1 maker of lithium ion batteries for grid ancillary services
This will be the largest lithium ion battery in the world when complete.