LG Chem scores prestigious energy storage award from ESA
May 7, 2017 | By Anthony Capkun
May 7, 2017 – LG Chem Ltd.—a player in lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications—received the Brad Roberts Award for Outstanding Industry Achievement from the Energy Storage Association (ESA).
Presented during ESA’s 27th annual conference & expo held in April, the award recognizes companies demonstrating “comprehensive industry commitment and participation in the energy storage marketplace”.
“With systems deployed in more than 20 states and throughout the globe—and advanced manufacturing located in Michigan—we now employ more than 600 people in the U.S. alone. This award recognizes the efforts of those people, and it recognizes our amazing partners, customers and industry,” said Peter Gibson, head of ESS Sales for LG Chem, North America.
LG Chem says it has been involved in a number of U.S. initiatives that contributed to its receipt of the award, citing:
• Participation in several energy storage projects, including the successful delivery and commissioning of the largest battery system installed in North America: a 32MWh battery energy storage system in Tehachapi, Calif.
• Signing a 1GWh long-term supply agreement with AES Energy Storage in 2015.
• Launching its residential product in 2017.
LG Chem has expanded its Energy Storage Systems (ESS) business in the past several years, achieving revenue of $245 million in 2016, it reports.
PHOTO: LG Chem executives accept the Brad Roberts Award for Outstanding Industry Achievement during the Energy Storage Association (ESA) Annual Conference and Expo. Photo courtesy LG Chem.
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