BYD Energy Storage Device Wins 2017 Tech Driver Award


Jeddah: The 31.5MW/12.06MWh Beech Ridge Energy Storage Device in West Virginia, a project wholly enabled by new energy technology company BYD’s Energy Storage Solutions (ESS), has won the “2017 Tech Driver” award from the German CleanTech Institute (DCTI), a clean energy industry analyst renowned for its technical leadership in the global energy storage industry.

The Beech Ridge Energy Storage Device in West Virginia enabled by BYD ESS

Located at a 100.5MW wind farm in West Virginia, the Beech Ridge device uses 18 1.8MW centralized BYD storage modules to provide ancillary service for the power station.

BYD topped more than 300 new energy projects nominated for the honor, which requires a rigorous process of review factoring in environmental impact and technical innovation.

“In nearly 10 years, BYD has gained abundant experience in developing and delivering innovative energy storage solutions. The Beech Ridge device is just one of the projects we are proud of.” said Micheal Austin, BYD America’s Vice President.

BYD Director of Energy Storage Business Development Guo Bin (left) receives the award

This is the latest prestigious award BYD ESS has won for an energy storage project. Earlier this year, an energy storage solution provided by BYD for the National Wind Solar Storage Demonstration Project in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, received the “First Mover” award from DCTI. Previously, the 31.5MW/12.06MWh Grand Ridge Battery Storage Facility in Illinois received the “2015 Innovation Award for Centralized Storage”, and was awarded the “Best Renewable Project of the Year” by Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World Magazine.

About BYD:

BYD Company Ltd. is a leading high-tech multinational company based in Shenzhen, China. Since its establishment in 1995, BYD has developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries, becoming a relentless advocate of sustainable development. It has successfully expanded its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions. After 22 years’ development, BYD has created a Zero Emissions Energy Ecosystem – affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, cutting-edge electrified transportation and a state of the art monorail. These Four Green Dreams make BYD an industry leader in the energy and transportation sector. BYD is listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchange.